Hamilton Mountain Trail

Skamania, Washington

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This is a steep, rocky trail leading up past a pair of pretty waterfalls, to a high peak on the western end of the Columbia River Gorge. The views are unmatched: Mount Hood is so close it could almost be touched. The array of waterfalls that crash down the steep walls of the Oregon side of the Gorge present themselves as silver ribbons on the dark-green background of the forested slopes. There’s also a slight chance hikers will get to see humans take flight from this peak: Paraglider pilots launch from this high butte, soaring out over the gorge and landing near the river.
Day Hiking: South Cascades

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Day Hiking: South Cascades

by Dan A. Nelson (The Mountaineers Books)

This is a steep, rocky trail leading up past a pair of pretty waterfalls, to a high peak on the western end of the Columbia River Gorge. The views are unmatched: Mount Hood is so close it could almost be touched.

The array of waterfalls that crash down the steep walls of the Oregon side of the Gorge present themselves as silver ribbons on the dark-green background of the forested slopes. There’s also a slight chance hikers will get to see humans take flight from this peak: Paraglider pilots launch from this high butte, soaring out over the gorge and landing near the river.

© 2007 Dan A. Nelson /The Mountaineers Books. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Skamania
Distance: 9
Elevation Gain: 2,000 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Season: February-November
Trailhead Elevation: 438 feet
Top Elevation: 2,438 feet
Local Contacts: Washington State Parks and Recreation
Local Maps: Green Trails No. 429 Bonneville Dam
Driving Directions: Directions to Hamilton Mountain Trail

Recent Trail Reviews

5/1/2008
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Nice trail. Fairly easy. Expect crowds on nice days.



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