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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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Stuart, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
65 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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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16 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
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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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Vancouver, Washington
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Great hike regardless of weather. The views are great half way up the hike and the stairs make for a great workout.

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Kirkland, Washington
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

It is well worth to spend 45 min to get to the top of Beacon Rock. The trail is very well built and maintained. My husband with limited mobility after stroke had enjoyed the walk to the top and foto opportunity.

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