River-to-Rock Geology Hike, WA

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Moderate: 4 miles | 850-ft elev. gain

Leader-team Patty Mizutani (board member), Richard Rosenhaft, and Linda Hughes will be our guides on a geological history outing at Beacon Rock State Park to view how the ice age floods carved the Gorge's landscape. We’ll start first down by the Beacon Rock boat launch area just west of the rock to hike the River to Rock Trail which connects to the main Beacon Rock trail. We’ll ascend the rock’s 54 switchbacks to a beautiful view at the top before descending back to our starting point, learning the history and geology of this Gorge geologic icon along the way.

Please wear sturdy hike boots/shoes, and bring your daypack with a lunch, snacks, water, and layers for protection against the elements. View the recommended 10+ Essentials List to help you pack.

Before this outing, make sure you understand our Hike Program Information & Guidelines.