See the Best Views of the Columbia River at Beacon Rock State Park
March 21, 2018
During your stay at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins, you’ll want to adventure through the outdoors. The lush gardens and mountain views you’ll encounter on our property will beckon you to go explore. To experience some of the best views in the area, travel to the top of Beacon Rock State Park. This towering boulder was once the center of a volcano! Make sure you take your camera to capture the scenery; you’ll want to relive your moments at the top over and over again.
Hiking up Beacon Rock State Park
As part of the Columbia River Gorge Scenic Area, the views from Beacon Rock State Park are breathtaking. Beacon Rock sticks straight out of the bank of the Columbia River, just waiting for you to climb to the top. At 848 feet, the entire hike will bring you higher and higher above the river. When you begin your trek, you’ll start your ascent immediately at the base on a gravel path. As you make your way up the southern side of the rock, handrails and a sturdy walkway have been put in place. The trail is under a mile with a gentle grade and many spots to rest so you won’t get overwhelmed.
Reaching the Top of Beacon Rock State Park
As the refreshing breezes blow past while you make your ascent, the beauty of the Beacon Rock State Park stretches out for miles and miles into the distance. When you reach the peak, take a deep breath and gaze out on the wondrous scenery surrounding you. We can assure you that you have never seen anything like it before. Shaded rocks amongst the trees at the top offer places to rest and take a sip of water while you relish in the gorgeous views.
What Should I Bring on My Hike up Beacon Rock State Park?
The first thing you need to know about hiking Beacon Rock State Park is to wear sturdy shoes. The hike is less than two miles both ways, but its uphill trail is still vigorous at times. Water and snacks are also important. Stay hydrated as you climb to the top! We also recommend packing a camera. This peak is one of the best spots to see the Columbia River from; you’ll want to snap a few photos to remember it forever!
Come Back and Relax at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins
Continue to experience the gorgeous views of the Columbia River Gorge when you stay with us at Carson Ridge Luxury Cabins. Rest on your porch as you gaze out at the mountains, or relax in your Jacuzzi tub next to a window. If you’re looking to refresh and rejuvenate after hiking Beacon Rock State Park, indulge in a spa treatment! Browse through our cozy cabins to start planning your stay, then book. We look forward to seeing you!