Hiking Beacon Rock in Vancouver Washington

Beacon Rock

On our way home from camping in Oregon this past weekend, we stopped at Beacon Rock in Vancouver, Washington and hiked our way up to the top.

Beacon Rock is composed of basalt, stands 848 feet tall, and was named by Lewis and Clark in 1805. Surprisingly, the hike itself wasn’t too treacherous. We got to the top pretty quickly and I didn’t complain at all. ;) The Columbia River was looking mighty fine from way up there!

According to wiki, there are 51 switchbacks, handrails, and bridges on Beacon Rock. I can’t imagine what it must have been like to build bridges on that thing. Good job, humans. I’d definitely recommend stopping at Beacon Rock if you’re ever passing through Vancouver, but if you’re afraid of heights, maybe you shouldn’t. (Just kidding. Sorta.) Happy Sunday!

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11 Comments

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    Kaelene @ Unlocking Kiki
    October 12, 2015 at 10:29 AM

    So gorgeous! This just made me miss the Pacific Northwest so much!

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    Ashley
    October 12, 2015 at 4:27 PM

    So beautiful and calm!

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    craig aude
    October 13, 2015 at 10:21 PM

    Would I be able to do it, Manda? Looks great!

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    Katie
    October 14, 2015 at 2:05 PM

    Wow. That’s so stunning! Also, you two are adorable.

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    monica
    October 14, 2015 at 11:09 PM

    Such beautiful photos! There’s so much green! I’m down here in the deserts of New Mexico where brown and tan reign. What is the best time of year to visit that area of the U.S.?

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      monica
      October 14, 2015 at 11:09 PM

      I mean, Vancover…and then Oregon – although I would think the same time of year would work for both places?

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        amandaaude@gmail.com
        October 15, 2015 at 6:24 PM

        Totally! I think summer is the best time, for sure. We have super dry, hot, gorgeous summers. :) Being surrounded by water, that helps make summers extra fun for boating, swimming, kayaking, etc.

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