Beacon Rock

River to Rock Trailhead

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Beacon Rock State Park River to Rock Trailhead Popular Hikes River to Rock Trail (hiker only) 1.5 miles, out and back, easy to moderate, 272’ gain Beacon Rock (hiker only) River to Rock Trail is the newest trail in the park, it begins just to the north of the railroad overpass on Moorage Road. Start the trail at a foot bridge crossing Woodward Creek, ascend to Riddell Lake hiking through a century old filbert orchard. Enjoy views of Beacon Rock from the west side of the lake. The trail passes under powerlines, climbs then descends ending at the west end of the Beacon Rock trailhead. Retrace your steps back or walk east along the parking lot east to the bulletin board that is start of the Beacon Rock trail. Beacon Rock Trail ascends to the top of Beacon Rock (850’ elevation), one of the world’s largest monoliths. The trail was built directly onto the side of the rock with 52 switchbacks. This amazing trail was originally built between 1915-1918 by philanthropist Henry Biddle. Views include the Columbia River Gorge, Bonneville Dam, and Pierce Wildlife Refuge. Interpretive panels along the trail explain history and geology. 1.8 miles, out and back, easy to moderate, 578’ gain Doetsch Walking Path (hiker, bicycle) 1.2 mile, loop easy, no elevation gain Beacon Rock trail. The Doetsch Walking Path circles what was once a pasture of the Doetsch family ranch along the Columbia River shoreline. Interpretive panels explain the natural and human history of the area. Trails open 8AM-Dusk Foot traffic only (bicycles allowed on Doetsch Walking Path) Doetsch Day Use path. Backcountry camping prohibited View of Beacon Rock (left) and Hamilton

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