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must do hike if you are in the area

The grade of the hike rocks. As other posts said, we saw people of all ages hiking. The reason... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
keen72762
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Vancouver, Canada
Fun hike to top, $10 fee

We went late afternoon and were surprised there was a fee envelope to fill out and submit, so make... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
edmondite
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edmond, oklahoma
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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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Reviewed October 14, 2018

The grade of the hike rocks. As other posts said, we saw people of all ages hiking. The reason being is the hike is so well built. There is a $10 fee to do the hike. We loved it. Our 3 year old hiked all...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank keen72762
Reviewed August 19, 2018

We went late afternoon and were surprised there was a fee envelope to fill out and submit, so make sure you bring $10. There are bathrooms near the trailhead. It was a fun walk to the top and easier than I expected, although a little...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank edmondite
Reviewed August 11, 2018

We were a group of 4, 2 men and a woman 69 years old, a woman 66. We're all fairly active and do some easy to moderate hiking. We made it to the top in 30 minutes and back down in under 20. I have...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Billyo01
Reviewed August 5, 2018

When looking at this place from a distance you may think - no way - that is a crazy thing to climb - I would never be able to do it. However once you start your way up the slightly sloped man-made ramps - you...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Cindy R
Reviewed July 23, 2018 via mobile

Not much parking, but we easily found a space during our mid afternoon visit. It was a fun, but not easy hike (1 mile) to the top thanks to switchbacks and an elevation change of approx. 850’. So many great views of the Columbia River...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank DragonDad
Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

As two acrophobes, we were so proud to have reached the summit of Beacon Rock. The well-maintained trail, with its sturdy handrails, helped us conquer this climb with our two dogs pulling us along. And what spectacular views!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 10, 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank RogerM2405
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

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Krause81055
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Victoria C
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We completed the round trip trek in about an hour with lots of stops for photos.
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