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#4 of 193 state parks in Washington

Best trails in Beacon Rock State Park

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Looking for a great trail in Beacon Rock State Park, Washington? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in Beacon Rock State Park ranging from 1.1 to 8.5 miles and from 39 to 2,933 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Beacon Rock State Park features year round camping along the shore of the Columbia River. Located within the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, this park encompasses miles and miles of roads/trails for hiking, biking, and horseback riding. Make sure to check out Beacon Rock, an overlook with stunning views of the Columbia River Gorge, a gouge that was previously created by the Ice Age floods. This park has more to offer as it contains trails to waterfalls and vantage points with scenic views. This park is known for rock climbing and is considered to be one of the very best "Traditional Climbing" in the Northwest. Note that there is climbing restrictions depending on the season, please check with the alerts/updates on the park page. More recreational activities include: hiking, camping, picnicking, biking, fishing, boating, and wildlife viewing.

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Map of trails in Beacon Rock State Park
Park information
Acreage:
4458 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - dusk
Tuesday
8:00 am - dusk
Wednesday
8:00 am - dusk
Thursday
8:00 am - dusk
Friday
8:00 am - dusk
Saturday
8:00 am - dusk
Sunday
8:00 am - dusk
Contact
(509) 427-8265
Helpful links
Top trails (9)
#1 - Hamilton Mountain and Rodney Falls
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 7.2 mi • Est. 4 h 24 m
Situated just an hour drive from Portland, this is a popular hike that offers views of Mount Hood, Mount Adams, and the Columbia River Gorge. It's best to get here early on a warm weekend, as the parkShow more
#2 - Hardy Falls and Pool of the Winds Falls via Hamilton Mountain Trail
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Note: There is a $10 fee to enter at the parking lot.Show more
#3 - Hamilton Mountain Trail
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 3 h 26 m
Hamilton Mountain Trail is a 5.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hikinShow more
#4 - Hardy Ridge
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 8.5 mi • Est. 4 h 56 m
An off-the-beaten-path Gorge hike with good view or two.Show more
#5 - Hardy Ridge and Phlox Point Trail
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 6.8 mi • Est. 4 h 5 m
Hardy Ridge and Phlox Point Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cascade Locks, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail isShow more
#6 - Ridell Lake
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 1 mi • Est. 31 m
Ridell Lake is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used fShow more
#7 - Beacon Rock Trail [CLOSED]
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 1.1 mi • Est. 50 m
Hike the core of a volcano! An easy-moderate walk up this 845ft tall remnant of a 57,000 year old eruption. Beacon Rock is a the core of an ancient volcano. Over thousands of years, hundreds of masShow more
#8 - River to Rock Trail
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 50 m
River to Rock Trail is a 1.6 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walkiShow more
#9 - Equestrian, Hardy Ridge and Hamilton Mountain Loop
Beacon Rock State Park
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Length: 13.6 mi • Est. 7 h 50 m
Equestrian, Hardy Ridge and Hamilton Mountain Loop is a 13.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primShow more