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Beacon Rock State Park

Beacon Rock State Park in Washington 

Beacon Rock State Park is a publicly owned recreation area and natural history site on Route 14 in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area about 35 miles (56 km) east of Vancouver, Washington, United States. The state park covers 5,100 acres (2,100 ha), which includes 9,500 feet (2,900 m) of Columbia River shoreline and 4,482 acres (1,814 ha) of forested uplands. The park takes its name from Beacon Rock, an 848-foot (258 m) basalt volcanic plug next to the Columbia River.
Beacon Rock Hiking
Beacon Rock State Park in Washington
Beacon Rock Hike
Beacon Rock was originally named by Lewis & Clark on the Voyage of Discovery in 1805, but in later years was more commonly known as Castle Rock.
Columbia River View Oregon

Beacon Rock Hike Description

Beacon Rock is one of the most prominent and distinctive geological features in the Columbia River Gorge, an 848-foot landmark that was once the core of a volcano; what remains is what was not washed away by the massive force of ice-age flooding. It is one of the tallest monoliths (singular piece of rock) in North America, along with California's El Capitan, Georgia's Stone Mountain, and Wyoming's Devils Tower.

·        Start point: Beacon Rock Trail head
·        End point: Summit of Beacon Rock
·        Hike Type: Out and Back
·        Distance: 1.8 miles round trip
·        Elevation gain: 680 feet
·        Difficulty: Moderate
·        Beacon Rock is 848 feet tall and composed of basalt

After a short stroll through the woods, the trail hits the rock with a vengeance. It's not too steep, and most of the surface has been paved over the decades at one time or another. You'll walk on rock, small patches of cement paving, concrete platform bridges and wooden bridges.
Beacon Rock Summit View
Beacon Rock Trail head
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area
Must to do Hike near Oregon
View from Beacon Rock State Park
Washington Must to do Hikes
Washington Beacon Rock State Park
How to Reach : From I-205 in Vancouver, drive east on State Highway 14 for 34 miles. The Rock is located on the south side of the highway, just past the Beacon Rock Park Headquarters. Parking for about 30 cars is available at the base of the rock. A Discover Pass machine is at the eastern parking lot, and a picnic table is located at the western lot.

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