Hamilton Mountain

Stevenson, Washington 98648

Hamilton Mountain

Hamilton Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"A steep day hike to the top of Hamilton Mountain, passing Hardy and Rodney Falls. The Hamilton Mountain Trail climbs 4 miles to the top of Hamilton Mountain, and once past the falls it is almost all uphill.

This portion of Beacon Rock State Park offers spectacular views, but some sections of the trail are very steep and you should consider carefully before taking the southern route to the top. There is a less treacherous route, described as the return route for this hike, that runs to the north after Rodney Falls."

Hamilton Mountain Reviews

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5/21/2009
We stayed in a tent at the campgounds 05/21/2009 thru 05/25/2009. We hiked up to the two waterfalls, up Beacon Rock and to the Top of Hamilton Mountain. The hike to the top of Hamilton Mountain is steep and somewhat difficult but the views are well worth the hike. We took the "more difficult" route up and then continued down via the loop or, the "difficult" path. If you just take the "difficult" path you will miss out on a lot of great views. Not recommended for the first hike of the season, but our kids, 9 and 12, did not seem to mind. They also enjoyed the hike.
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6/27/2006
Some of the best views within an hour's drive from Portland. Well worth the effort to get to the top, but I recommend going early. I ended up reaching the summit towards dusk and had to run most of the way back down (didn't take a flashlight... doh!). A great hike if you don't have a lot of time, but you want to see a lot. Takes about 4-5 hours if you don't rush too much.
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5/20/2004
This was a nice warm up for re-entering hiking season. Nice views, good challenge. Lots of waterfalls on the trail which was great for my dog too.
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Trail Information

Stevenson
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
9
Distance
2,017 feet
Elevation Gain
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
6 hours
Duration
Year-round, depending on frost line
Season
428 feet
Trailhead Elevation
2,445 feet
Top Elevation
Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, 1111 Israel Road SW, P.O. Box 42650, Olympia, WA 98504; (360) 902-8844; www.parks.wa.gov.
Local Contacts
USGS Bridal Veil; Bridal Veil Green Trails
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Jul 2018