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Beacon Rock

State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA
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Type: Geologic Formations, Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas
Activities: Hiking, Camping
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Montevideo, Minnesota
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My dad told us about this place because he remembered hiking it as a child with his grandfather and wanted to do the same with his grandson. It is a 1 mile hike to the top with some sharp turns on the path, but well worth the effort to get to the top. The views from the top are beyond... More

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Annapolis
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142 reviews 142 reviews
25 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

One day of our trip we went through the Columbia River Gorge to the The Dalles. Beacon Rock was a great short hike to have during that day. There are bathrooms at the parking area. You need to purchase a 1 Day Discovery Pass for $10 but there is a parking machine there so you can use your credit card.... More

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Stuart, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Beacon Rock is an outcropping on the Columbia River, just east of Portland/Vancouver. It's a great hike - a couple miles or less total, the first thru forest, then up the rock - on a paved trail that switchbacks along the edge. Guardrails go the entire way, just in case you get vertigo w/ heights. Magnificent views of the river,... More

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Portland, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

This is a great hike easily within an hour drive from Portland and only a few minutes from the Bonneville Dam and Bonneville Spa and Resort. A lot of the hike is on wooden plank ways with railing. Maybe not so great for little kids or those who have issues with heights. Wonderful views of the gorge to the east... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Scenic and well maintained. It was invigorating but not to strenuous, a great day trip! I would definitely recommend and try the Charburger in Cascade Locks for a late lunch after.

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CRACOVIE
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124 reviews 124 reviews
69 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Hiked to the top takes between 30/45 min .. But once you reach the top , you have wonderful view of the Columbia gorge

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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I used to live and play up here quite often about twenty years ago , so I was familiar with the layout and the yardages but the course was in great shape on a clear and sunny day with absolutely no wind , there were but a hand full of golfers that day and teeing off was just about as... More

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Port Coquitlam
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

At a view point, a local told us about Beacon Rock further along our travels. We were glad we stopped. A marvel at how the pathway was built. Well worth the time and effort to get to the top. Great views of the Columbia River Gorge. Take some pictures looking up at the stairs and pathway to give you a... More

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Brush Prairie, Washington
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

You can hike up Beacon Rock itself - which is more of a stairway than hiking trail. Or across the highway in the Beacon Rock State Park is a great trail up to Mt Hamilton or go just half-way up to the Hardy Creek Waterfalls

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Carson, Washington
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is a place for rock climbers and hikers alike! I have never been rock climbing there, but me and my family do hike. I don't know how Luis and Clark managed to get up there with out a trayel, but once you do, it is amazing! a must see for Stevenson, Bonneville and Carson. For good climbers, it takes... More

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