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Address: State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA

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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Nice Hike

Very Beautiful. It was a nice hike. Good views of the river. Took a lot of pictures. Not to steep. Would like to go again.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very Beautiful. It was a nice hike. Good views of the river. Took a lot of pictures. Not to steep. Would like to go again.

Thank amazing_ava
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Getting to the top of Beacon Rock is not that difficult. And there is so much to look as you climb around the rock. The view at the top is amazing, and it was not crowded at all when we visited (before dusk). Highly recommended!

Thank Minkyoung R
Gresham, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The reason I say this is because Beacon Rock is the 2nd largest Monolithic or single block of stone in the World. Rising 848 feet above the Columbia River. We try and walk to the top, (and take our grand kids with us) every year. The walk is an easy and you should take your phone and take pictures on... More 

Thank SuzanneLG
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A challenging hike all the way zig zagging to the top, but oh so worth it for the amazing view. This would be enjoyed by someone who didn't or couldn't get to the top with a handrail all the way. Many beautiful views on the way for pictures.

Thank Joy H
Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Sweet little hike on a super well maintained and safeguarded trail built with pick axes from 1915-1918. You have the feeling you're scaling the side of a cliff but the trail is so easy even our dog enjoyed the trip up. At the top -and really all along the way - you are rewarded with spectacular views.

Thank suelachance
Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

This is a fun little walk where you get to climb the core of an old volcano. It is pretty straightforward in that it's about 0.9mi up then back the way you came via a series of switchbacks that are either carved into the rock or walkways. There are handrails all the way so it's quite safe and easy. You... More 

3 Thank Nebulous77
Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a quick little hike with an adventure and great views, this little gem by the columbia river is for you. Obviously, a few minutes walk of your car, you will enjoy burning a few calories while enjoying the river. Make sure you pay the park fee. And also, plan to do other things. It's cool,... More 

Thank celta r
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Start of trail is located just West of the restrooms on the south side of State Route 14 between Skamania and North Bonnevile. Hike is less that a mile up but is pretty much all switchbacks the entire way up. Thankfully it is an easy grade, easier than climbing stairs, and there are handrails the entire way up so if... More 

2 Thank jack b
Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Stopped in to use the facilities and was very impressed by the amazing meadow picnic area. Looked at the other areas and there is only a few campsites and a boat ramp area. Really nice place to visit.

Thank TRC70
Vancouver, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

this rock rocks. you can climb it in an hour or so one way...then gawk at the fabulous view of the Gorge, hear the trains,and see boats below. You are like a bird up there. The path is easy to do but no running recommended, its a long drop.. A windy day is not as fun.

2 Thank pati l

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