Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail

MODERATE 363 reviews
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Hamilton Mountain Loop Trail is a 6.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2171 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

A nice steep gorge loop with terrific views. Might get a bit muddy at spots. This trail requires a WA Discover Pass.

hiking
8 days ago

great hike. awesome views

10 days ago

Really beautiful alternative with all the Oregon trail closures. The climb is not as bad as dog mountain

hiking
18 days ago

I was literally stupefied by some of the views on this trail! It was well worth the effort to climb all the way to the top of the mountain- and it WAS effort. I’m pretty sure this trail deserves a ‘hard’ rating- but SO worth it.

hiking
21 days ago

What a beautiful hike! A bit muddy but otherwise it was perfect.

hiking
27 days ago

Nice rainy Sunday hike with family. Medium traffic, lots of dogs and friendly folks. The first stretch is a bit of a climb. Absolutely beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Lots of bridges and great waterfall views. Well maintained. Very popular trail. Many hikers with dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Beautiful waterfall and stream system partway up the trail, which is definitely worth a few minutes pause. Quite a burner going up. Trail winds up the mountain between some major (and beautiful) rock formations. There are a couple great spots for a view prior to reaching the summit, but there's not much in the way of a vista once you're up top. Pretty easy coming back down once you make it to the equestrian trail. Be forewarned, though -- it's a mud fest right now, which adds an extra challenge.

Was muddy at the start and at the summit today. But beautiful views!!

hiking
2 months ago

Love this hike. I go when I want a good workout but I always leave with so much more...

2 months ago

No snow at the top, a little bit muddy but not too slick! Incredible views

2 months ago

Pretty views even on a rainy day.

2 months ago

Hiked on 11/28/17. Did the loop but took Don’s Cutoff on our descent. It rained the whole time, but who cares when you’re prepared for it.

3 months ago

I love this hike! We took the Hardy way up and the original Hamilton trail back down for a 7.77 loop. If def go back and do more exploring on the Hardy Ridge side of the mountain.

Despite all the rain, the trail was very manageable with only a few big puddles and slippery spots. The views at the saddle were great despite the very low clouds and wind.

Will come back in the dry season so i can have a picnic up top!

3 months ago

hiking boots strongly recommended when it's wet out. trail is well maintained; it's worth checking out the side trails for better views of the gorge.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail is in great shape, lots of elevation to get to those gorgeous views. We started early (8:00am) thank goodness because this trail is heavily trafficked and there were loads of dogs, almost all off leash - fortunately we met most of them on the way down.
Even so, the gorge views and the beautiful fall colors made it worth every step of my first trip up Hamilton.

3 months ago

Such a good hike!

hiking
3 months ago

This is definitely a trail on the more difficult end of the moderate spectrum! However the trail is beautiful with plenty of sneak peaks at the view along the way.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail

hiking
4 months ago

It was beautiful and challenging in a few spots. Ready to do it again on a little nicer day

4 months ago

Didn’t get the views due to clouds and rain,but still plenty of beauty to be had even in the cover clouds.

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