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Beacon Rock State Park

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Address: State Highway 14, North Bonneville, WA
Phone Number: +1 509-427-8265
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Hamilton Mountain Trailhead to Waterfalls

If you don't have much time to spend at the park, we found hiking the Hamilton Mountain trail up 1.25 miles to Rodney Falls, Hardy Falls, and Pool of the Winds (all quite close... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 November 2016
Nicole L
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San Antonio, Texas

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

If you don't have much time to spend at the park, we found hiking the Hamilton Mountain trail up 1.25 miles to Rodney Falls, Hardy Falls, and Pool of the Winds (all quite close together) to be worth the 75 min it took us to complete. This could easily be hiked in under an hour (we stopped for photos). Note... More 

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Wallowa, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is an absolutely favorite short hike in the Columbia Gorge. The trail is a set of constructed switchbacks up the very steep side of Beacon Rock. Perfectly safe if you stay on the trail. The view of the Gorge is spectacular. The experience is great. Typically open 8 am to dusk. You can park at the base, next to... More 

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Vail, Colorado
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Upon arrival, I discovered I couldn't buy a Discovery Annual Pass at the Beacon Rock Trailhead, I had to go elsewhere. I didn't really understand where elsewhere though, so I went to the campground expecting to find a ranger building, but no luck. Went to the trailhead for Hamilton Mountain, read that I needed to go 2 miles one direction... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

So there is about three parts of this park. You can actually see the Beacon Rock, the remains of the caldera of a long gone volcano, from the road. There is a trail up the rock and through the area. The ranger information building is west of the Rock and has very limited parking in front of a garage.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

What a wonderful place. If you like picturesque scenery, search this place out. Tip - get an extended discovery pass for all,of the parks in Washington, works out much cheaper. Also, visit Multnomah Falls across the river in Oregon whilst here.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

This is my new favorite hike. The payoff is almost immediate - the trail leads you out of the woods and up the rock face, where there are spectacular views of the river and gorge almost the entire way up. The trail is well-maintained, paved in some places, and with a handrail the whole way up the rock. Lots of... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We visited Beacon Rock State Park. Picnic tables, restroom and a few trail choices on Hamilton Mountain. We were looking for an easier trail so we chose Pool of the Winds trail. Found the trail a beautiful and easy hike to an interesting falls. Would recommend it it you are looking for a nice, not too challenging hike.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

This place has a Beautiful picnic area and nice facilities. Not too many camp sites, mainly set up for RVs,

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Ladera Ranch, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2016 via mobile

The views on the way to the top of Beacon Rock were great. The itself wasn't too bad. However don't expect much once you get to the top. It's VERY crowded space and not much room to stand up there. Pretty disappointing..

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2016

My husband and I love hiking in Beacon Rock state Park. The nature is so beautiful. It is very relaxing and exciting to see the beauty of the nature in this most beautiful park. Highly recommend.

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