Indian Beach, Oswald West State Park, Oregon
Indian Beach, Oswald West State Park, Oregon

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!

Beginning of the Indian Beach Trail from Ecola Point
Beginning of the Indian Beach Trail from Ecola Point
Hiking trail in Oswald West State Park
Hiking trail in Oswald West State Park
Trail rounds corner to Indian Beach in Ecola State Park
Trail rounds corner to Indian Beach in Ecola State Park
Looking down on Indian Beach in Ecola State Park
Looking down on Indian Beach in Ecola State Park
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park
Indian Beach, Ecola State Park
Foggy morning at Indian Beach, Ecola State Park
Foggy morning at Indian Beach, Ecola State Park