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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.
State Route 14 in Beacon Rock State Park, North Bonneville, WA
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took us 28 min up with a few photo breaks and 22 min down. Plenty of switch backs but the trail is well maintained. Be ready to climb around 60 stories according to my app

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jeffrey S
Reviewed 8 September 2019 via mobile

My son and I tried this trail. It's a beautiful area and if you reach the top there's quite a lookout. We did not reach the top this time around. It was wet and for children on the younger side I felt like it was...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wavingtreefarm
Reviewed 31 August 2019 via mobile

Did this hike with our 6 kids, ages 10 and under ( as well as other family members) very do-able for little kids. Did use a baby carrier for the 2 year old. Took us about 30- 35 minutes at a 4 year olds pace....More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank midnightdream88
Reviewed 21 July 2019

Nice hike that is fairly easy, but will definitely get your heart pumping from the exercise and the view. If you are fearful of heights, you might want to skip this one. Although the hike is only about a mile in length, it’s an 848...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Michie1291
Reviewed 21 July 2019

It's been decades since I last made the trip up Beacon Rock. With a few extra years added (as well as more than a few pounds) i wasn't sure I could tackle the trip to the top, but, with a grand-nephew along, I had to...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank AllenR447
Reviewed 9 July 2019 via mobile

Beautiful views straight up with rails and resting places . Cool breezes in the shade . My fit bit said it was 32 floors . I like well developed hiking trails and I like people on the trail with me so It was perfect!

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank cycy1410
Reviewed 29 June 2019 via mobile

You must purchase a Washington State Discover pass to visit Beacon Rock. We were able to purchase one at the park for $10. You are able to use them at other parks where they are required as well. We were so glad we stopped here....More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank wohdonkey
Reviewed 21 June 2019

At times, this 1-mile hike to the top of Beacon Rock felt like climbing a fire escape attached to a mountain, but the views are worth it. Many of the hikes along the Columbia River Gorge are closed due to the Eagle Creek Fire in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Rebecca L
Reviewed 12 May 2019

We came a bit late. The sun was still shining and we decided to go up the Beacon Rock. It is interesting that there is only one big rock. It wasn't hard to climb. The path was very easy. Some people did not like the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 23 April 2019 via mobile

If you can do this hike in good weather you will have amazing views. I would imagine it can become very busy in high season. Easy ascent to 850ft above sea level on a zigzag path. You need a $10 day pass to visit Washington...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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17 June 2015|
Response from McNabbed | Reviewed this property |
We completed the round trip trek in about an hour with lots of stops for photos.