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Little Beacon Rock

Little Beacon Rock

Little Beacon Rock

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Washington, United States, North America

Lat/Lon: 45.63355°N / 122.02227°W

Object Title: Little Beacon Rock

County: Skamania

Activities: Hiking

Season: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

Elevation: 725 ft / 221 m


Page By: TyC

Created/Edited: Jun 13, 2011 / Jun 13, 2011

Object ID: 722157

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Little Beacon Rock Trail Sign

Total Distance Round trip: .52 miles
Elevation Gain: 160 feet

Little Beacon Rock is a small Rock located in the Beacon Rock State Park. While this rock is less known than Beacon Rock and not hiked as much it still provides stunning views of the Gorge and Beacon Rock.

The trail starts out with a slight angle and is very easy going. It slowly curves up above the campground heading into a grove of trees. Through the trees you can see a small switchback around a small hill of rocks. Past this hill there is a rock which I have seen people label as Little Beacon Rock, but when I asked about it to a park ranger he said the trail next to it heading up a small scramble was Little Beacon Rock. To the Right of this smaller Rock is the trail heading up and it is covered in smaller loose rocks. Once to the top follow a small ridge to the summit where you can see the Gorge and Beacon Rock. If you have time after hiking Beacon Rock this hike is worth while.

Getting There

Located 35 miles east of Vancouver, Wash. in Skamania County.

From Seattle:
Take I-5 south to Vancouver. Just north of Vancouver, take I-205 south. Follow I-205 south to the Hwy. 14 exit (last exit before crossing the Columbia River into Oregon). Follow Hwy. 14 east. Beacon Rock and the park entrance are located at mile post 35. Turn up the park entrance and head up into the camp ground. Near the back there is parking for the trail head.

From Portland:
Take I-84 eastbound along the Columbia River to Cascade Locks. At Cascade Locks, cross the Columbia River into Washington on the Bridge of the Gods toll bridge. Turn left onto Hwy. 14. Follow Hwy. 14 west for seven miles to Beacon Rock. Turn up the park entrance and head up into the camp ground. Near the back there is parking for the trail head.

Red Tape

No passes are required to park or hike the trail


While you do not need to camp out for this small hike the trailhead is located in a camp ground that is open almost all year round. (can close due to weather/damage)



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