The 4.7mile in-and-out hike to Indian Beach from Ecola Point is a moderate hike that offers a variety of terrain within one hike! Flat trail, switchbacks, stair steps, old-growth Sitkas, secondary growth, breathing ocean views, peaceful forest views, and a footbridge over a bubbling stream make this the quintessential Oregon Coast hike! Once you reach the cove, stay a while to watch the surfers or explore the tidepools that appear at low tide.
Know before you go:
• The trail meanders from Ecola Point to Indian Beach or the other way around. Park in one of the parking lots and prepare for the entire adventure to take a couple of hours.
• The hike is considered moderate, but there are stairs and switchbacks, as well as patches of muddy trail. Come prepared with good footwear!