Hamilton Mountain and Rodney Falls Trail

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Hamilton Mountain and Rodney Falls Trail is a 6.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stevenson, Washington 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.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2352 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

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 the 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.

This was an awesome trail. I think the miles are wrong and it was difficult and not moderate if you decide to go past the falls. We did not do the entire loop. It was pretty much 3.7 miles uphill to the summit on the right hand fork of the loop with narrow rocky steep uphill trails and sheer cliffs at the side on many points... however STUNNING views and beautiful shady spots to rest. So total our hike up and down was 7.4 mikes... in glad we did it and didn't know how hard it was in advance or would not have gone. A little scary when our dog went right up to the edge of some sheer drop offs.

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Amazing hike if you get started early to beat the crowds. I wish the shrubs were cut back on the summit. Can't really see the views very well when you get to it so I wasn't even sure that was the summit by the descriptions I've read. The views were better from the north ridge. Lots of wildflowers and views of Hood, Adams and Table. Also, take Don's Cutoff - you won't regret it!

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1 month ago

Amazing! Arrived there at 8am on a Saturday (high was 98 degrees=busy) but didn't have to worry about parking since I got up there early! There is a $10 fee and a guy does come around to give tickets if you don't pay! Bring a snack to eat when you get to the top as going up is pretty rough and steep, but that means going down is a piece of cake :) will so again!!

2 months ago

Did this about a 3 weeks ago. Pretty hike and good exercise!

2 months ago

Amazing and perfect weather/dryness today, 6/2/17! Also, get there before 7:30 a.m. I was lucky to have the trail to the summit all alone. I ran into crowds 2 miles on the way down (around 10:00 ish.) People were circling for parking spots.

2 months ago

Just kind of busy, but definitely a fun trail.

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4 months ago

Fun hike. There's a spot right after Hardy Falls where a tree fell and wiped out the trail/steps. It was very muddy but totally passable when we were there. This hike is a nice mix of woods, waterfall, and Gorge vistas framed by rock formations.

4 months ago

Beautiful trail with multiple waterfalls and nice gorge views. The trail has been closed since 1/30 while repairs on a bridge section are being conducted because of a land slide. Trail is open up to Hardy Falls, well worth it for a short day hike.

6 months ago