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blue Beacon Rock Summit Trail

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Trail

0.8 mile 1.3 kilometer loop
46% Runnable
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

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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  4.5 from 11 votes

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#88

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