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8 Mile Hamilton Mountain Hike

Hike Details

Meeting Place:Bottom Level of the Gateway Parking Deck Entrance

Meeting Time: 9:00

Hike Distance: Approx 8 miles.

Hike Difficulty: I would rate it as strong moderate.

Drive Distance: Approx 70 miles round trip

Return Time

Whenever we get back.  Please don't sign up if you have afternoon plans.  

Please do NOT sign up for this if you do not have decent fitness.

This is part of the Beacon Rock State Park and Washington State requires a $10 parking pass. They do ticket. Washington State Discover Passes are only $30, so if you plan to hike/visit a few places in the next year, an annual pass may be a better option.  The NW Forest Pass is NOT valid at state parks!

If you have injuries or can't maintain a decent pace, please do not sign up for this hike.  I don't plan to go fast, but it is too long of a hike to constantly play 'stop and go' outside of what would be considered the norm.

It is also a longer hike than the usual ones I post, so please do not make afternoon plans that day.

Right out of the Portland Hiker’s Field Guide : “This trail has a feast of features for hikers, including waterfalls, craggy cliffs, deep forests, superb vistas, and a nice loop option for the trek.“

We will probably do just the trail up to Hamilton Mountain, then follow it down to the Hardy Creek Trail.  Here is a link to a map.

Driving Directions.... Click here

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  • kim

    This is definitely one of my most favorite hikes. The terrain was varied, the views were gorgeous and the weather was just perfect!

    March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry we missed you guys. What a day for a hike! Thanks for organizing Dave.

    March 31, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Plan to meet you guys at the trailhead. What time might you arrive and location?

    March 11, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      We would also like to meet at the trailhead. Can you let us know where?

      March 29, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Ok, thanks. We'll hope to meet you all at the trail head.

      March 30, 2014

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  • kim
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member

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