Category Archives: The Oregon Coast
The Hidden Treasure of Cannon Beach
Just south of the turn off from Route 26 toward Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park stretches along 9 miles of coastline and offers outstanding views overlooking Cannon Beach and Haystack rock. The park includes an 8 mile segment of the Oregon Coast Trail.
The trail around the point gives you the closest and excellent view of “Terrible Tilly”, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse. During winter and summer migrations, whales can be seen from several viewpoints
Although the name sounds like a bacterial infection (a combination of e-coli and Ebola) the name actually comes from the native Indian word, “ikoli” meaning “whale”.