Hamilton Mountain


Day Hike - Hamilton Mountain Loop

A great hike for views and wildflowers! We will do the Hamilton-Hardy Creek loop. Reserved group car camping is available.

  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.5 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,400 ft
  • Pace: 1.5-2.0 mph

We will meet at the Hamilton Mountain Trailhead at 8:45 and start hiking at 9:00.  This is in Beacon Rock State Park, so a Discover Pass is required.

This hike will not be lead at at brisk pace.

I have a group campsite reserved at the Wyeth Campground for Friday and Saturday nights, for those able to make this hike more than a day trip (see the  Coyote Wall hike on Saturday).   The campground  is off of Interstate 8 at Exit 51 in the Columbia Gorge National Scenic Area.   The cost of the campsite (per night: $34 plus $5 per vehicle) will be shared by those who choose to camp there for either one or two nights.  All campgrounds in this area have some highway and train noise, so bring your earplugs for sleeping!


Hamilton Mountain

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  • Navigation
  • Headlamp
  • Sun protection
  • First aid
  • Knife
  • Fire
  • Shelter
  • Extra food
  • Extra water
  • Extra clothes
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