West Hardy Ridge Trail

Beacon Rock State Park, Washington

Elevation Gain740ft
Trailhead Elevation1,893ft
Elevation Min/Max1336/1938ft
Elevation Start/End1893/1886ft

West Hardy Ridge Trail

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. This trail connects with the following: Lower Loop Trail, Hardy Ridge Trail and Equestrian Trail.

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."

"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."

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This is a great little hike and one that offers a beautiful water fall at the end. My son and I hiked up after some heavy rains and the falls were really active. The hike is not that hard and most people should be able to make it. Some spots on the upper fall have a narrow ledge that that kids will need to be watched.

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Trail Information

Beacon Rock State Park
Nearby City
Beacon Rock State Park
Moderate to Difficult
Skill Level
Washington State Parks, Beacon Rock State Park, Skamania, WA; www.parks.wa.gov/474/Beacon- Rock; (509) 427-8265
Local Contacts
DeLorme Washington Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 100 C3
Local Maps

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Nov 2018