Hamilton Mountain

AreaColumbia Gorge (west - WA)
Best time to visitMid-May through June
Blooming NowUnknown
Elevation1070-2438 feet
Trail Info7.6 miles, 2100 feet elevation gain
 Hike information - Oregon Hikers Field Guide
 Hike information - Washington Trails Association
 Washington State Discover Pass required!

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


At 2438 feet above sea level, Hamilton Mountain looms above (and just east of) Beacon Rock. In addition to two waterfalls and fine Gorge views, it is a wonderful place to see mid-Spring wildflowers.


From Portland, take Interstate 84 East to Exit 43 (Cascade Locks). (If you are approaching from the east, take Exit 45 and proceed two miles through town.) Cross the Columbia River over the historic Bridge of the Gods ($2 toll for passenger cars). After crossing the bridge, turn left onto Highway 14 and proceed seven miles. You will see Beacon Rock towering ahead as you approach the state park, which is located near mile marker 35. Turn right into the campground, and drive uphill to the first right, which is the trailhead parking lot.

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DateSubmitted by
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05/05/2019Greg Lief
05/02/2019Greg Lief
06/02/2017Greg Lief
05/21/2017Greg Lief
04/26/2016Greg Lief
05/20/2011Jim Pollock
04/09/2010Jim and Nina Pollock

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