Ecola Creek Forest Reserve
Cannon Beach residents don't even know about this one. You can expect a quiet
hike on shaded gravel roads or hiking trails.
Ecola Creek Forest Reserve is located on the east side of the city. It is a 1040
acre mostly forested area that is open to hiking and fishing. The photo to the
right shows the entrance. Cars are not allowed, so you will need to park you car
in the small parking area just outside this gate.
The small trail going south from the parking area goes to private land. This is
not a trail that is part of the forest reserve.
Do I Get There?
From Sunset Blvd. go east on Elk Creek Road.
You will go past the RV Park, the Cannon Beach Industrial Park, and some apartments.
When you come to a gate across the road, park in the parking
area to the right.
How Should I Prepare?
is a link to a map of the hiking trails in the forest reserve. Note that there
are no bridges for crossing Ecola Creek. Be prepared to wade across.
can stay on the road, and not need to cross the creek, and have a very nice hike
on the road or trails.
There are no shelters, benches, or other amenities
in the reserve..
The following information is posted at the gate
where you enter the reserve. Please we aware of these rules. The forest reserve
is there to protect the Cannon Beach city water supply. The picture below shows
a city pickup entering the reserve to perform maintenance. No other vehicles are
not allowed in the reserve.
use only. No camping.
- Bicycles and Horses must stay on the hard surfaces
roads only, unless otherwise posted.
- No commercial equestrian use allowed
must be on lease, or under voice command of their owners. Dog owners are required
to pick up after their dog. Do not leave dog poop in the reserve.
- No smoking
anywhere within the reserve.
- No hunting (fishing is allowed, subject to
Oregon State regulations).
- No discharge of weapons.
- No trapping
- Fishing and gathering of forest products, such as mushrooms,
is allowed, if permitted for personal use only. No commercial harvest is permitted.
to the Cannon Beach Get-Away menu.