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Beacon Rock Day- trip
September 17, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:30 pm PDT
Transportation cost is $8.00. LKA will provide road snacks and soft drinks. Beacon Rock is a dizzying mile-long switchback trail takes you up 848-foot to the summit, but that’s not the only way to a tip-top experience. Rock climbing and hiking to waterfalls are the rage at this park, where there are plenty of vantage points for eagle-eye views. Beacon Rock overlooks a breathtaking section of the Columbia River Gorge, a deep, wide gouge in the earth carved by Ice Age floods. Now the mighty Columbia rushes down to the ocean in a froth of whitecaps, bisecting Washington and Oregon, with walls of columnar basalt and mountains rising thousands of feet on both sides.
Beacon Rock State Park is a 4,456-acre year-round camping park located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Beacon Rock itself is the core of an ancient volcano. The park includes 9,500 feet of freshwater shoreline on the Columbia River and more than 20 miles of roads and trails open to hiking, mountain biking and equestrian use.