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Beacon Rock Summit Trail

Intermediate
  4.3 ( 13 ) Favorite

Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 555' 169 m
Descent: -550' -168 m
High: 794' 242 m
Low: 256' 78 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 27% (15°)
Max Grade: 55% (29°)

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Trail shared by Garrett K

An airy trail with steep drop offs leads to an amazing 360-degree view of the Columbia gorge.

Garrett K

Features River/Creek · Views

Family Friendly Steep, but still a quick hike accessible for the whole family. Be sure to keep children away from the edge!

Overview

This is a steep trail with an amazing view of the gorge. No place in the gorge can offer a better view. There are a lot of rock formations with all sorts of wildlife and plants. An amazing trail with some amazing views. The trail is short but steep and not for the faint of heart as there are a number of steep drop-offs (they do have guardrails, but small children should be kept close)

Description

The trail starts out easy but quickly moves into steep sections with large drop-offs. The trail goes into a series of switchbacks literally on top of each other, carved into the side of the rock. This is a great place for photographers to get some pictures with interesting lines and focal points. Once through the switchbacks the trail levels off a bit to the final summit push where you are awarded an amazing view up and down the gorge.

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Land Manager: Washington State Parks

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Jul 31, 2019
Erik Lillestol
Apr 25, 2019
L Schmoobz
Jul 15, 2018
Matt McCormick
May 13, 2018
Kurtis Fuller
May 4, 2018
Aaron Burks
Feb 5, 2018
James Maxwell
0.8mi
Aug 2, 2017
Greg Taranto
Even though it's about 100*F when we walked it, the shade and trees made it bearable. 0.8mi
Jul 12, 2017
Sebastian Rown
I've heard it goes up 840 feet. 0.8mi

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  4.3 from 13 votes

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Photos

Beacon rock from the river.
May 20, 2015 near Stevenson, WA
The series of tight switchbacks along the trail to Beacon Rock's summit.
Jul 24, 2019 near Stevenson, WA
The beautiful views atop Beacon Rock do not disappoint.
May 20, 2015 near Stevenson, WA
The rugged Beacon Rock Trail.
May 20, 2015 near Stevenson, WA
Beacon Rock Trailhead
Mar 20, 2019 near Stevenson, WA
Paved ramp trail as Oregon can be seen in distance
Mar 20, 2019 near Stevenson, WA

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