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Address: State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA
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A mile-long walking trail takes you to the peak of this 800-foot geological...

A mile-long walking trail takes you to the peak of this 800-foot geological structure formed from an ancient volcano, and rewards you with a spectacular view of the Columbia River Gorge.

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A good walk.

Nice trail up the Rock; lots of people if you're walking in the spring or summer; the State Park across the street is a great alternative; or lots of others near Carson/Stevenson... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
rocknrich
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Keizer, Oregon
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Kirkland, Washington
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164 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped by this state park and there were only two CG spaces open but that was OK as the demand was nil... CG site right next to the BNSF RR line so expect some noise... Maybe one train per hour.. Wanted to hike the near trail to the top of this historic monolith but it was closed because of fallen... More 

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San Diego, California
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Stopped by on 12/22/2015 with the intention of doing the hike, but the trail up was closed due to weather damage. Signs did not indicate when they expected to have the trails back open. Hate to ding the park for natural events, but it would have been nice to have had an estimate on when the park is open.

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Thank Jack B
Keizer, Oregon
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015

Nice trail up the Rock; lots of people if you're walking in the spring or summer; the State Park across the street is a great alternative; or lots of others near Carson/Stevenson; good view ]of the hills, dam, and surrounding area. Takes about 30 minutes each way(w/my replaced knee/hip/& other surgeries...I'm 62)

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North Bethesda, Maryland
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

This is a pretty quick jaunt up using predominately switchbacks. The views from the top are amazing! You can see both Washington and Oregon and the Columbia River. We did this short hike with friends, but would be a great activity with kids too.

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Thank Blueyeris
St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Beacon Rock is an amazing monolith- Thinking about the work that went into cutting the path up is staggering! It took us probably an hour or so to get up and down, with a few photo stops and breathers. Your legs will feel it the next day, but the views are worth it!

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Thank Ryan and Erica R
Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Its only a , bmileut nearly a 700 foot gain in elevation, for a spectacular 360 degree view of the gorge, the Columbia River and Bonneville Dam. Very good train constructed in the mid-1920s over 2 1/2 years, including more than 40 switch-backs see-sawing your way up the shear face of the world's second largest monolith. Be sure to have... More 

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Bavaro, Dominican Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

It was a 1.8 mile of hiking. I didn't had troubles to breath and I thought that the view was better on your way up than when you get to the top. It was windy and will definitely do it again. I went with 2 more adults, two childs of 3 and 5 years old, so its something that families... More 

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Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

First, I want you to know that you will need a Discovery Pass ($10 available at the ranger station across the street from the park, or any Bi-Mart store, or online if you are willing to plan ahead). The rangers do check for this pass so don't make the mistake of thinking you can get by without it! Okay, now... More 

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Tumwater, Washington
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159 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

You can hike to the top and get a great view of the gorge. The trail is steep and narrow but not too hard. It's a good escape or break when traveling this stretch of road.

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Thank Capnnak
Vancouver, Washington
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Prepare yourself for heights and a exciting hike. This place is such a scenic adventure but if you are afraid of heights you may want to reconsider. Along the way up you will find such great scenery and want to take photos, so don't forget a camera device but also don't drop it. Once you start, you will want to... More 

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