West Hardy Ridge Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Skamania County, Washington. It is within Beacon Rock State Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,893 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.6 miles with a total elevation gain of 740 feet.
West Hardy Ridge Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"If the long, rocky route around the summit crown of Hamilton is too much for legs, lungs, or time schedule, don’t despair. There are alternatives, and the best is this one: Hike up the trail to the twin cascades of Hardy and Rodney Falls."
--Dan A. Nelson , Day Hiking: South Cascades (The Mountaineers Books).
"Contrary to popular belief, there are waterfalls on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge. While throngs of tourists try to out- latte each other at Multnomah Falls, Hardy and Rodney Falls sit in relative obscurity on the other side of the river. Beacon Rock State Park is home to more than the volcanic monolith that guards the banks of the Columbia. It’s also where the short hike to Hardy and Rodney Falls begins. If you’re up to the task, you can continue past the falls and complete a classic loop hike that visits the summit of Hamilton Mountain."
--Roddy Scheer with Adam Sawyer, Hiking Waterfalls in Washington (Falcon Guides).
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