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Beacon Rock State Park - Bridge Trail

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA
45.6589, -122.0218 Map & Directions
Length
0.9 miles, one-way
Elevation Gain
215 feet
Highest Point
1855 feet
Calculated Difficulty About Calculated Difficulty
Easy
Smooth yellow violets grow in profusion under the alder trees and along the side of the roads-turned-trails. Photo by Susan Saul
  • Dogs allowed on leash
  • Good for kids

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This approximately one mile trail provides a link between the East Hardy Ridge Trail and the Upper Hardy Creek Trail to providing multiple loop options in the backcountry of Beacon Rock State Park. With its majestic bridge across Hardy Creek, lush evergreen forest and enchanting stream crossings, it is a worthy destination in itself. Continue reading

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Hiking Beacon Rock State Park - Bridge Trail

This approximately one mile trail provides a link between the East Hardy Ridge Trail and the Upper Hardy Creek Trail to providing multiple loop options in the backcountry of Beacon Rock State Park. With its majestic bridge across Hardy Creek, lush evergreen forest and enchanting stream crossings, it is a worthy destination in itself.

Although contractors constructed the bridge, WTA volunteers built the rest of the trail over the course of several years. It was first opened to hiker traffic in 2009. During the second phase of construction volunteers built the trail to equestrian standards opening it to horseback riders in 2012.

This trail was made possible by a grant from the Recreation Conservation Office and the NOVA program which uses a portion of state gas taxes to fund motorized and non-motorized trail projects.

WTA worked here in 2021, 2020, 2018, 2016, 2012, 2011 and 2010!

Beacon Rock State Park - Bridge Trail

Map & Directions

Trailhead
Co-ordinates: 45.6589, -122.0218 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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Parking Pass/Entry Fee

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-205 in Vancouver, take SR 14 east for 28.5 miles. Turn left onto paved Kueffler Road for 1.1 miles, then turn right for .3 mile on a gravel road to the equestrian trailhead. Hike the closed road for about 2.1 miles to the western trailhead.

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Trailhead

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

Washington State Parks

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Beacon Rock State Park PDF Map: https://bit.ly/2QGUqWF

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