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Beacon Rock State Park

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State Highway 14, North Bonneville, WA
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Beacon Rock is a local destination for Rock Climbers and hikers. The park straddles State Highway 14 which parallels the Columbia River. Most visitors it seems stop off in the parking lot to climb the stairs to the top of Beacon Rock and are rewarded...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018

Woodsy small park, limited services for camping, great for hiking and climbing/walking the trail up beakon rock

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank nwfungi
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This is a wonderful park where you can walk along the banks of the Columbia river. Climb the cinder cone, Beacon Rock, or wander the heights and look down upon the gorge over a thousand feet below.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Nice petite campground in the forest. The proximity to Beacon Rock hike is beautiful. The Columbia River Gorge is beyond gorgeous. The campground was a little bit dirty. A site we pulled into has garbage strewn about. Cleaned that up. The next morning we hiked...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank keen72762
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

I won't repeat all the comments but this is a really fun ELEVATION hike. Just be aware that if kids or dogs explore the sides of the trail you could come in contact with poison oak. If you simply walk the trail you won't touch...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 1 July 2018

We were passing by and saw that there was a hiking trail. I thought that there was no way that there was a trail to the top of the rock. We were surprised that it was a nice well maintained trail and not difficult. About...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank oklahomahalfsquatch
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing drive into the park from our Camas hotel. We enjoyed the foggy drive into the park. Amazing vistas and wildlife around the parking area. We enjoyed a young dear dancing for us and many birds flying around. The Basalt rock was amazing in fore...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank HeatherColoradogirl
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

Climb to the top of an 848 foot volcano lava plug. Excellent trail with switchbacks galore and plenty of spots to view the Columbia Gorge. The blue Steller's Jay and spotted squirrels welcomed us to catch our breath at the summit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Catherine R
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Wonderful hike for those who don't mind the uphill hike. It's short and worth the views of the Columbia Gorge from the Washington side. I also saw it from the Oregon side which gave me a comparison view of the rock and of the gorge....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank travelinh1
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We live only 30 mins from Beacon rock state park, it is a very beautiful part of the Columbia River gorge. Hiking to the top of Beacon rock is the main feature of this park, the hike is 1.8 miles round trip and it's a...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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