Beacon Rock State Park is a 5,100-acre year-round camping park with historic significance dating back hundreds of years. The park includes 9,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River.
Andrea B. on Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail
Great year round trail! A little muddy in parts. Next time hopefully I remember my hiking poles.
Jeb S. on Hamilton Mountain and Rodney Falls ...
Pool of Winds - incredible. View from the top worth the vert.
Moderate trail with lots of vertical switches covering gravel, wooden walkways and dirt. Lots of kids and groups. The top gets crowded easily and does not offer a panoramic view but there are some great ones of the Colombia River on the way up. $10 to park. The climbing trails were all closed but I'm not a climber. Must do!
Mary S. on Beacon Rock Trail
Amazing views! Easy hike. No bathrooms.
If you have some free time and don't mind spending about two to four hours hiking to beautiful lookout points of the Columbia Gorge; I would have to recommend this hike! The trail is moderate to a novice hiker like myself, there is some steep parts to the trail, but nothing too challenging. The Pool of the Winds was pretty amazing and fun spot to cool off before you trek up the mountain to more look out points. I decided to hike the whole loop on a weekday and there wasn't any foot traffic. The views are totally worth the 6.9 miles, trust me!
Midori G. on Beacon Rock Trail
Great hike for beginners, easy very well maintained trail and beautiful scenery, makes this hike a must if you are looking for a short hike while in the area. After the hike you can soak in the mineral waters of Bonneville Spa just a few miles away.