Hamilton Mountain

It seems as if most people have hiked Hamilton Mountain but this will be my first time. Normally a bit too short with not enough elevation gain for my liking but as my arm is healing this might be just my pace based on my huffing and puffing up Dog Mountain on the 2nd.

 

From what I can tell the access road is open on weekends so we should be able to drive to the trail head. If my information is inaccurate, please someone let me know.

 

One of the attractions with Hamilton is the views but don't get your hopes up for the 9th. It's too early to trust any kind of weather prediction. As of when this is posted on the 3rd the prediction calls for cloudy weather with a temperature in the high 50's. Should be nice hiking weather.

 

http://www.portlandhikersfieldguide.org/wiki/Hamilton_Mountain_Loop_Hike

 

Hiking time: We should be up and down in less then four hours, including breaks

Distance: 7.5 miles

Elevation gain: 2,100 feet

Difficulty: Moderate.

 

Driving distance: About 100 miles round trip. $8-10 for gas

 

Bring:

 

Ten essentials

Sturdy hiking boots- expect mud

Food/ drink

No cotton clothing

 


 

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.

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  • Matt T

    Gorgeous day and a fun group to hike with!

    March 9, 2013

  • Bonnie G.

    Beautiful day

    March 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Been wandering around gateway fot last 10 minutes, did I miss the group?

    March 9, 2013

    • Mark G.

      Are you still there. Call[masked]

      March 9, 2013

  • Larry

    sorry, I got ill tonight and it is not getting better.

    March 8, 2013

  • Lauren

    Can dogs come?

    March 8, 2013

  • Richard

    If there are any other Gorge dwellers, heading to the trail head from White Salmon - happy to carpool.

    March 8, 2013

  • Rick L. J.

    One of my least fav hikes but it was socked in fog. The views are actually quite nice but first impression never left.

    March 7, 2013

  • PJ

    The parking lot takes a Discover Pass, which can be purchased for a day there for, I think $10/day. If I get on, I have a Discover Pass and can drive with room for 3 more.

    March 3, 2013

  • Katya

    I'm out if there is nasty rain in the mornign

    March 3, 2013

  • Dawn

    Was just there yesterday and parking is open at the trailhead!!! Beautiful, just two or three very small patches of snow!!!!

    March 3, 2013

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