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Beacon Rock State Park

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great camping

Nice petite campground in the forest. The proximity to Beacon Rock hike is beautiful. The Columbia... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Poison Oak!

I won't repeat all the comments but this is a really fun ELEVATION hike. Just be aware that if kids... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

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

Thank schoong324
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

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

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.

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

Thank travelinh1
Reviewed 10 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

Thank picklepedro_
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

This is the best for outdoors people to experience nature at its best. Hiking rock climbing boating golfing biking.there is north bonneville dam to see Stevenson cascade locks the sternwheeler and the skamania lodge Carson hot springs to everything and more best of the best...More

Thank will w
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Yes, a mid 60's couple finished the climb successfully and joyfully on this, a most beautiful autumn day, Sept. 24. The beginning of the trail is fool's gold.... easy peasy. After that, it's a steady climb that feature bridges over the trail, 52 switchbacks, and...More

2  Thank StephenFFowler
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

We climbed Beacon Rock yesterday and really enjoyed the hike. The trail winds up the rock with a lot of switchbacks (52) climbing almost 600 feet up to a point 848 ft above sea level. There are only a few stairs so the trail is...More

Thank Geof J
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