Hamilton Mountain and Rodney Falls Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stevenson, WA that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.
One of the most popular climbs in the Columbia Gorge with great views of both Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams and the Columbia. 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 the Columbia River. There is a side catwalk trail you can take along the way and even a beautiful waterfall with bridge viewpoint. I don't want to give away too much as being surprised is always better. Bring a camera!
Pool of Winds - incredible. View from the top worth the vert.
Better than dog. Even with the rain, a great hike but views can be sketchy with cloud coverage. Nice to complete the hike with a climb of Beacon.
If you have some free time and don't mind spending about two to four hours hiking to beautiful lookout points of the Columbia Gorge; I would have to recommend this hike! The trail is moderate to a novice hiker like myself, there is some steep parts to the trail, but nothing too challenging. The Pool of the Winds was pretty amazing and fun spot to cool off before you trek up the mountain to more look out points. I decided to hike the whole loop on a weekday and there wasn't any foot traffic. The views are totally worth the 6.9 miles, trust me!
Great hike, steep in places. But Pool Of The Winds .... Magnificent! Want to do it again.
It was a good hike! A bit steep in the beginning. The waterfall was great!
The falls were excellent
fun trail and very pretty.
Beautiful hike. I would say it's more moderate than easy. There is quite a bit of incline and can be rocky in some places. Going back!
was a beautiful hike. definitely going back!
Great trail, well maintained, easy hike. Will go again.
I really enjoyed this hike. The elevation gain wasn't bad at all and the views are amazing.
Beautiful!! Lots of rushing water. The pool of winds was closed by a slide and fallen tree but worth the scramble. There is a lot to explore for different photo angles.
Pretty fun hike. Lots of people, even on a rainy day. Not as long as I was expecting so there was extra time to enjoy the falls. There are a couple down trees across the trail right now, but they are easy to get around. Trail was extra muddy around the fallen trees.
Like most of the nice convenient hikes in the Columbia Gorge, this one has become very crowded. On weekends and holidays the parking lot is often full. Come on a weekday if you can.
If you continue past the falls up the Hamilton Mtn trail there is a great viewpoint part way to the summit.
We probably picked the wrong day to hike this simply because of the heat. There are a few spots that you're completely exposed and the sun is intense. That being said, this is very lovely hike with the scenery. I completely enjoyed it.. My kids on the other hand, did not . My eldest complained the whole time. Younger one hiked like a trooper but the way out was another story. It's not steep by any means, but a gradual hill the majority of the hike. Once you get to the falls, it is underwhelming. It's nice because it is a falls, but nothing worth writing home about. We were excited to see Pool of the Winds.. Although the slight breeze was refreshing, that too is very underwhelming. Both of my kids said, "that's it?" We went under the fence to cool our feet in the water... Best part of the hike! All in all, it was a decent hike.