Day Hike - Hamilton Mountain & Beacon Rock


Day Hike - Hamilton Mountain & Beacon Rock

Beautiful spring hike in the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.

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  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 11.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,700 ft

Allow at least 2.5 hours drive time.  We will carpool from Olympia at 5:00 a.m.  Expect a long day, do not plan to be home by a certain time.  Discover Pass is required for each vehicle.

We will hike up Beacon Rock first, then Hamilton Mtn. Poles recommended. Pace will be moderate.  I will cancel this trip if rain is forecast.


Hamilton Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
  11. Camera
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