Activity Information


Hamilton Mountain/Beacon Rock

03/15/14 (Sat)

Olympia Hiking

Nancy Lloyd

5:30 AM

To be determined

The Hamilton Mountain trail is steep and rocky. There are two pretty waterfalls on the trail that leads to the summit. Beacon Rock is an 848-foot basalt column that formed the core of an ancient volcano. It towers over the Columbia River.

This is a scenic adventure in a different neighborhood. It's well worth the 2.5 hour drive to this popular peak in the Columbia River Gorge, Beacon Rock State Park, 35 miles east of Vancouver. It's a bit early for wildflowers, but you'll have great views along the trail. There will probably be some snow, so Microspikes or Yaktraks are strongly recommended. We will meet at 6 a.m. in the Olympia area for an early start on the trail. 9 miles rt, 2,000+ elevation gain. Additional trek to the top ... More

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Trip Data

Green Trails Bonneville Dam, OR No. 429

Day Hiking South Cascades