Hamilton Mountain

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Trail Stats: 8 miles round trip // Level: More to Most Difficult // Elevation Gain: 2,488 ft

The trail to the top of Hamilton Mountain is a gradual climb (total gain is 2,100 feet) and is open and maintained year-round by Beacon Rock State Park. The trailhead is at the park and is four miles one way. Allow two hours to hike each way. As the trail climbs, it becomes quite steep on your way to a sheer cliff with spectacular views of the Columbia River Gorge and Bonneville Dam. Hikers will enjoy lush forest scenery and views of Hardy Creek and Rodney Falls along with the “Pool of the Winds,” an impressive cavern enclosing Rodney Falls. The hike is less difficult if you hike only to the waterfalls.

Driving Directions:

Drive west on Highway 14 towards North Bonneville, continue to Beacon Rock State Park. Turn right and drive to parking area on your right. The trailhead is located behind the restrooms.

10 miles from Stevenson, WA


Washington State Discover Pass required (available on site).

Hamilton Mountain Trail View
View from the Hamilton Mountain trail (photographer: Debbie Asakawa)
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  • #1 | Plan ahead and prepare
  • #2 | Travel and camp on durable surfaces
  • #3 | Dispose of waste properly
  • #4 | Leave what you find
  • #5 | Minimize campfire impacts
  • #6 | Respect Wildlife
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