Beacon Rock State Park is on Route 14 in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area about 35 miles east of Vancouver. There are restrooms and picnic area.
The park is named for Beacon Rock, an 850-foot high basalt volcanic plug. You can hike up Beacon Rock (one mile trail) for an amazing view of the Columbia Gorge. It really isn’t that hard. There are switchback trails and chains to hold on to. No climbing gear is needed. But if you don’t like heights, this activity may not be for you!
One you reach the top, it’s a fantastic place for a selfie with the whole Columbia River Gorge behind you.
A Discovery Pass is needed for parking.