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Beacon Rock

State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA
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Beautiful view, but you have to earn it

Beacon Rock State Park is a beautiful stop on a Columbia River Gorge trip. You will definitely get... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
homebodyvagabond
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Corvallis, Oregon
Amazing view, and how often do you stand on the core of a volcano?

Beacon rock was actually the hart of a Volcano that solidified remained as the rest of the volcano... read more

Reviewed March 29, 2018
Roger M
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United States
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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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State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA
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"the columbia river gorge"
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"great hike"
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"miles round trip"
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"paved trail"
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"switch backs"
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"washington state"
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"easy hike"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beacon Rock State Park is a beautiful stop on a Columbia River Gorge trip. You will definitely get a chance to exercise your muscles if you climb to the top of the rock for the view of the Gorge. The climb is about a mile...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018 via mobile

Beacon rock was actually the hart of a Volcano that solidified remained as the rest of the volcano washed away. As you stand in the top looking down at the rive you can imagine the awesomeness felt by Lewis and Clark’s as the when down...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

Good place to take bigger kids(8+). Smaller kids if they are good listeners. There are perilous drop offs everywhere, but it is a great adventure for the younger crowd. View from the top is spectacular of course when skys are clear. Sturdy shoes would be...More

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Reviewed November 13, 2017

I love this park. It's rare that you can find a formation like this that is so friendly to people outside of the rock climbing/ mountaineering scene. Family friendly, but you will be walking up a ways so plan accordingly.

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Reviewed October 20, 2017 via mobile

This was not a planned stop for us but so glad we did. The hike was a little long but it was an easy hike . The view from the top was absolutely amazing even though it was a rainy and cloudy day.

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Reviewed September 24, 2017

Yes, a mid 60's couple finished the climb successfully and joyfully on this, a most beautiful autumn day, Sept. 24. The beginning of the trail is fool's gold.... easy peasy. After that, it's a steady climb that feature bridges over the trail, 52 switchbacks, and...More

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Reviewed September 7, 2017

Just west of Beacon Rock trail is gentler Riddell Lake trail, which goes down the river with just a few steep sections. It needs maintenance because there are lots of thorny bushes and other plants overhanging this trail- maybe some local folks could give it...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2017

This is a fun hike for just about anyone. You'll need nothing more than athletic shoes as it's really a paved trail with handrails lots of switchbacks and a decent vertical rise. There are great views along the way to the top. The top itself...More

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Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed this trail to the top. Don't be fooled by a paved trail as described. Although there is railing, there are still plenty of places you feel exposed and on the edge. The wooden walkways are really cool, but not if you are...More

Thank Greg M
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Pretty easy day hike with manageable trails and inclines for beginner hikers. Quite a few switch backs but the views make it worthwhile. Plenty of vistas for taking photos. Went on a Thursday afternoon just before lunchtime and did not have very much foot traffic...More

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