Beacon Rock

Skamania, WA
Length: 1.80 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

[Total: 3    Average: 3/5]

This trail leads you up a short, steep trek to the top of  the PNW’s largest basaltic monolith, Beacon Rock. Beware of drop off risks for young children. This hike may be best for carriers and older kids.

You’ll climb 848 feet in less than a mile so expect some intense climbing. There are plenty of spots along the way to stop and admire the view while you catch your breath.

At the top you’ll be greeted with an incredible view of the Columbia Gorge.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, and Summer
Surface type Mixed
Elevation gain 680 ft.
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains Yes
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Boardwalk, Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Picnic Area, Rockclimbing, Viewpoint, and Wildlife Viewing

Drop off risks

Picnic tables and restrooms located near trailhead

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $0.00

Discover Pass Required

Trail Contributor

[Total: 3    Average: 3/5]

Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.


Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

From I5, take Hwy 14 East towards Camas. Approximately 34 miles down, you’ll see the trailhead on your right.