We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Breautifuul Views, interesting Hike

Loved this fun hike to the top of of Beacon Rock. My 10 year old tried to keep count of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
San Marcos, California
via mobile
Quick Hike for Great Views!

Really enjoyed the hike on 1/25. Kind of cool weather, but the wind was light. Great views... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ridgefield, Washington
Read all 91 reviews
All photos (121)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good15%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
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.
State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA
Improve This Listing
Reviews (91)
Filter reviews
89 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Show reviews that mention
All reviews the columbia river gorge fun hike afraid of heights state park elevation gain rock climbing quick hike paved trail discovery pass wear good hiking shoes day pass lewis and clark vista house cascade locks all ages switchbacks summit
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 89 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved this fun hike to the top of of Beacon Rock. My 10 year old tried to keep count of the switchbacks. The Gorge views, of course, stunning! Crowded often and not as fun with tons of people because so narrow and small at the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank brittneymueller
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the hike on 1/25. Kind of cool weather, but the wind was light. Great views, decent hike. Not the easiest hike as there are a number of rocky areas and it has an 848' elevation gain, but not terrible. Not for those that...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank rtstuart
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
1  Thank McNabbed
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
Thank homebodyvagabond
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
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn
1,146 reviews
2.97 miles away
Columbia Gorge Inn
45 reviews
3.21 miles away
Skamania Lodge
2,998 reviews
3.62 miles away
Cascade Motel
66 reviews
3.86 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 4 nearby restaurants
Beacon Rock Clubhouse Grill
11 reviews
1.51 miles away
Thunder Island Brewing Co
183 reviews
3.06 miles away
482 reviews
2.95 miles away
Walking Man Brewing
181 reviews
4.65 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 6 nearby attractions
Beacon Rock State Park
59 reviews
.72 miles away
Bonneville Hatchery
251 reviews
.98 miles away
Bonneville Lock & Dam
557 reviews
.67 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Victoria C
June 16, 2015|
Response from McNabbed | Reviewed this property |
We completed the round trip trek in about an hour with lots of stops for photos.