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Hamilton Mountain and Rodney Falls

One of the most popular climbs in the Columbia Gorge with great views of both Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams and the Columbia.
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Moderate
Length: 6 miles
Duration: Half day

Overview :  This is a wonderful climb in teh Columbia Gorge with great views from the many cliffs and ledges near the top of Mt. Hood, Adams and... more »

Tips:  Directions:
Take the Washington State Highway 14 east from Vancouver and take the access road from Mile Post 35 near the Beacon Rock... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Upper Parking Area

There is no parking fee to park here.

2. Rodney Falls

A beautiful waterfall with a bridge on the trail to view it from. Just past here at a trail junction of two trails take the right one which will bring you up a ridge directly to the top of Hamilton. You will return on the trail on the left.

3. Hamilton Mountain Summit

You'll have a great view down towards the Columbia River and Beacon rock from the top of this 2,480 foot mountain. From here head north down the north ridge for a loop hike back to the parking lot.

4. Upper Loop Return Trail

Here you will leave the forest service roads and head back into the woods for the return.