Explore the most popular horseback riding trails near Stevenson with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

This trail is on the hard side of moderate. The falls and the views along the way were beautiful. The view from the top of Hamilton was, honestly, pretty disappointing though. The views along the way were so much more rewarding.

Great hike! Had a lot of fun and views were awesome!

Fun and challenging hike. Beautiful waterfall, mostly shaded trail with excellent views. At the top you’ll get a good view of Mt. Adams. On a warm day make sure you have water. Trail is dog (on-leash) friendly but difficult at times if your dog pulls on leash due to the rocky parts and lose rock. Lots of flies/bugs on the trail as you get closer to the top. Restrooms at the trailhead. It was busy but plenty of parking at the trailhead and the parking lot just past the trailhead on the left. Got to the trail at about 8:30-9am. Finished the hike around 1-1:30 with having lunch at the top.

great views, flowers, butterflies and sunshine. Not many trees there now hat and sunscreen is a must.

Real steep near the end, but push through it and it’s all worth it. Two separate “peaks” on the mountain. Gorgeous view of the gorge

Loved this one!! I stopped at the top of Hamilton Mountain and came back down, didn’t continue on to the full loop. I will next time because this hike is one of my new favorites! About 4 miles up and down. Would have been about the 7.5 with the full loop.

Starts off steep, levels off a bit, then steep again with switchbacks, then lots of rock/gravel. My little 20-lb dog made it just fine!

Waterfall/pool was cool to explore.

Scramble a bit down some side trails if you so choose for some beautiful views. Then keep continuing up the narrow gravel trail for some gorgeous views of the gorge at the top!!

hiking
15 days ago

There is still a few wildflowers blooming. The view from the peak was not that good because of the smoke from the wildfires, but still a fantastic hike.

Direction warning...tried to do this today, but NF 23 is closed 28 miles from 8031. No mention of this is recent reports.

Did this with little ones. It was a tough one, but so worth it in the end!! Slow and steady

Very nice hike. Best start early or parking will be a problem. Parking cost money too and will require the discovery pass. I did the entire loop and once you hit the peak and finish the cardio portion, it gets to be a very relaxing hike.

hiking
18 days ago

Direction warning...tried to do this today, but NF 23 is closed 28 miles from 8031. No mention of this is recent reports.

Caveat: it was 93 degrees and very dry when we did this hike. However we really enjoyed it; be sure to explore around Pool of the Winds: a unique falls and worth the hike even if that’s your turn-around point

Google maps shows you arriving at the trail about 300 feet before you actually do. There is a road sign at the actual trailhead, and parking for about 4 cars. Well maintained trail. The last .6 mile to the Rock has the most elevation gain in a short span. Mosquitos were abundant at the Rock. Finally has to put on bug spray. The views of Mt Rainier, and Mt Adams are worth everything.

Awesome hike! The viewpoint at the top should be erased from the map unless it counts to look at a bunch of weeds as tall as Paul Bunyan surrounding in every direction. Dough matter though because there are a kazillion amazing views on the way up (or down depending on which way you loop). Make sure to go out the side trails (but be careful) to see all the crazy views. The falls were cool too. I also did the side trip to Little Beacon Rock which I found worth the extra effort even though I was completely exhausted. Did Cape Horn before that for a total of 17 miles, it was 96 degrees, and I hadn't slept a blink the night before. By grace alone I made it through the day so I could wish my friend a happy birthday in the evening at his party (like a zombie).

The trail was in great shape and there's an awesome vantage point right before the Sister Rocks Trail intersection. There are three other outcroppings where you can get absolutely stunning views before arriving to the top of Observation Peak. There are bugs but be sure to bring bug spray and they won't be a problem. I will note that according to Google there are three routes to get to the trailhead. We took SR503 through Yacolt/Amboy to get out there but I would NOT recommend this route unless you have a high clearance vehicle and dont mind branches potentially scratching your vehicle. On the way out we took the forest road and followed it leading to Dry Creek Rd, Meadow Creek Rd, and eventually to Wind River Rd and took that down south to Carson. The flowers are still in bloom but it would be even better to go in late spring/early summer when they are all I'm full bloom!

hiking
29 days ago

I did the Divide Camp Trail just south west, not this one, but very similar and there is no ‘AllTrail’ spot for it but on map.

Trail was great. Scenes were amazing. So quiet out there, great views of snowmelt rivers, wild flowers, Adams...

However, bugs ruined the hike %100 for me. Came back with some nice photos but stressed out of my mind from not being able to stop once from the attack.

hiking
29 days ago

I went up this trail on a Sunday morning. Saw very few people. Our family of 4 were among only two other parties we saw heading up. Only 6-8 other parties heading out. So to say this trail is quiet was sort of an understatement. We followed the trail all the way to the PCT junction. My husband and older son went up to high camp while myself and younger son walked out ahead of them. This trail was hot hot hot! But the views on the way up, totally worth it. Mount Adams peaked out of the tree before revealing her beauty in the upper meadow. Behind us was mount rainer and goat rocks which made the trip out that much better. Wild flowers were abundant.
Water was limited. A well established stream about half way between the trailhead and the end destination was our only source of water. If you have dogs this is something to keep in mind. The bugs were...HORRIBLE AND I MEAN HORRIBLE. Stop for any period and your covered. 100% feet only worked for so long.

Did this morning 7/15/18. It was super hot outside but this trail is almost all shaded it was felt great. Did get super busy by around 11am and BEWARE of all the potholes! No idea how none of the reviews I read didn’t mention this. Drove in my sedan and ate crap on a couple so I parked a mile away and walked the rest. And we had bees circling us as we were walking towards the start of the trail and a few on the hike that followed us for awhile so be careful if you are allergic. Getting to the falls was easy though. Took us 35 minutes.

backpacking
1 month ago

Absolutely beautiful trail! Many lakes along the way to wherever you’re headed with gorgeous meadows. My husband and were going to backpack in and stay the weekend but were eaten alive by mosquitos!! We stayed at the lake for about ten minutes and headed out. Guessing September may be the perfect time to come back. Bugs are out in full force mid July!

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked 192 with my walking club on Saturday. We went to the end of the trail and at the top we connected with the 132 Observation Peak trail & hiked down the mountain.... overall it was 18.23 miles & 3,444 elevation according to my fitbit. This is definitely a hard trail up & it looked like most hikers do this loop over a weekend. Was pretty moderate up till the 5 mile mark when you start climbing up the mountain on switchbacks. Most of us did great, I struggled on the incline but made the top. There were wild blueberries & orchids along the way & quite a few log bridges to cross over the creek. It’s beautiful & the waterfall platform was breathtaking.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful hike, pretty flowers and butterflies. I would definitely bring bug spray! I was happy I did. Once the sun started going down they were pretty bad. Gorgeous lake, stream crossings. Lovely hike! Not difficult to get to trailhead (although it is gravel). Pretty lightly trafficked.

Unless you have Discover Pass parking will cost $10.00 per day. We did the Hamilton Mtn. trail. It was a pretty decent hike. It was challenging but you can squeeze in a nice break when you reach Rodney Falls. Not quite the halfway mark to the Hamilton Summit but a good 1.8 mi. from the falls to the Hamilton Summit.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this 6/5/18 just getting into Mt. Adam's, beautiful hike with tons of butterflies. Clocked in 12 miles round trip. Bring bug spray the mosquitoes are horrible in a couple spots.

backpacking
1 month ago

Didn't do lolly pop but hiked to Horseshoe Meadow, gorgeous. If you want an in your face view of Mt. Adams without walking on snow this time of year, this is a good place. There were a couple of steep parts on the way up, but it wasn't to bad. Only negatives were misquitos on the way up (pretty bad on a couple spots this time of year, but not nearly as bad at the meadow), and the lack if shade during the hike do to the 2012 fire. A decent amount of flowers and a ton of butterflies on the trail. We had the whole meadow to ourselves. Worthy destination!

I’m not sure if my phone tracked the mileage incorrectly but I don’t think the hike is 7+ miles (I think it’s shorter). That said, this is still a beautiful hike. After doing several hikes in the Gorge the views end up looking similar but Hamilton Mountain still has a breathtaking view. The waterfall along the way is also picturesque. We climbed up next to it and it was really nice!

hiking
1 month ago

Decent hike. We went on a weekday but it was still pretty busy. It was quite the climb to get to the top and the view is obstructed by all the bushes. There is a beautiful waterfall which is where most people hike to and then turn around. While the view was pretty, it was the same as any other Gorge hike view. I'm glad I did this hike but I won't be doing it again.

This is another nice hike in the gorge. Fairly close to Portland area and has the typical beautiful views on the way up. Hike up is challenging enough to provide a good workout. The top is slightly disappointing as the over grown bushes prevents clear views to the gorge and Bonneville dam. However if you continue on the hike about a quarter of a mile, you come upon a nice open area where everybody stops to rest and eat and take in beautiful views. Will try Beacon Rock next time I come by this area.

Gets a little confusing towards the top, the trail is marked well for the first 3 miles but lacks in the middle!! Lots of sun exposure!!

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