Hamilton Mountain Climber's Log

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nader - Aug 12, 2023 3:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 7, 2023

Hamilton Mountain  Sucess!

See trip report. Nice short morning hike.


JLuthanen - Jun 10, 2019 4:34 pm Date Climbed: Jun 9, 2019

BAL commemoration hike / climb #2  Sucess!

Up to the short steep route with a few small detours, out via the saddle to equestrian shortcut to Hardy Creek ~7.65mi loop circuit. Fun hike! First car in the lot @ 6:45, no parking spaces by the time I left @ 10:15


BooRadley - Jul 21, 2017 1:14 pm Date Climbed: Nov 26, 2016

Thanksgiving on the Gorge  Sucess!

Great fall hike in the Gorge!


Kemp - Jun 30, 2017 5:08 pm Date Climbed: Apr 25, 2017

Gorgeous   Sucess!

One of my favorite hikes in the gorge.


WOLFrising - Aug 22, 2016 2:47 pm Date Climbed: Aug 21, 2016

Sick summit  Sucess!

Seriously, I was really sick when I climbed this one. I had a bad reaction to what i had for lunch, and climbed it on an 80 plus degree day. It is a short one though, so I was determined. Maddie let me take my time, and I enjoyed the shade and waterfall areas. I want to go back and run it soon!


CascadeCohen - May 6, 2016 10:57 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2016

Beautiful!!  Sucess!

Cinco de Mayo Hike. It was really buggy up near the summit.


EastKing - May 5, 2016 11:01 pm Date Climbed: May 5, 2016

Buggy, Muggy but Beautiful   Sucess!

Was going to do more but the bugs were annoying CascadeCohen and I.


ScottHanson - Nov 11, 2013 7:58 pm Date Climbed: Nov 11, 2013

Hamilton Mountain  Sucess!

Nice hike with beautiful water falls along the way. Used Beacon Rock as a warm up. Strong east winds today.


greglief - Aug 4, 2013 8:51 pm Date Climbed: Aug 20, 2010

Beautiful!  Sucess!

Other than the switchback section, this is a fairly mellow hike and well worth the effort for the views. Plus, you pass Rodney and Hardy Falls en route, which is a nice bonus.


Kyle509 - May 10, 2012 11:24 pm Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2010

Great Spring hike  Sucess!

Hiked up while passing through on our way to Vancouver. Great day, even sunny and warm.


TyC - Jun 26, 2011 1:47 am Date Climbed: Jun 25, 2011

70 and Slightly Cloudy  Sucess!

Very busy day on Hamilton. Based on the climbers heading up and down while we were summiting I would say 100+ people or so hit the summit today. While we were on the summit for 20 minutes we encountered about 40 people who came and left. Great hike!


Levi - Jun 23, 2010 9:24 pm Date Climbed: Jun 23, 2010

Finally Feeling Like Summer!!!  Sucess!

Hiked with a friend and made it up in about 2 hours. After all the cloud and rain the sun was a welcomed sight! Great views from the top. Once finished, we decided to hit up Beacon Rock as well.


greglief - Jun 1, 2010 4:43 pm Date Climbed: Sep 20, 2009

Too late for flowers but never too late for views  Sucess!

We did the loop and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves despite huffing and puffing on the way up.

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Oct 11, 2009 4:24 am

Re: Rainy Day

It never stops raining in the gorge. That's what is so cool about the place.


Lunadog - Apr 27, 2009 3:16 pm Date Climbed: Apr 12, 2009

Rainy Day  Sucess!

Hiked up with my Dad. He made me wear my new backpack but it didn't bug me much. Some of the steps in the cliffy section are kinda high for me but I got up with no real problem. We came down the Hardy Trail way. I kicked my Dad's ass on this trail. I also thought the waterfalls were cool. I got the car seats really muddy too on the way back. That must have been why my Dad didn't let me have any of his McDonald's hamburgers on the way back. I got stupid kibble.

Are there any days that don't rain in the Gorge?

Did it again 3/6/11. Gloomy down below, sunny up top. I laid in the snow and lounged.


BCJ - Sep 15, 2008 1:29 pm

Good conditioning hike  Sucess!

This is a good hike for the spring or on a morning when you can't get further from town.


lalpinist - Jun 24, 2008 3:32 pm Date Climbed: Jun 22, 2008

Cloudy  Sucess!

Cloudy at the top.

OJ Loenneker

OJ Loenneker - Apr 7, 2008 12:04 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2008

Good times..  Sucess!

Wet, muddy, rainy, windy and cold. Just how I like it! Plus that keeps the crowds away. Saw less than six people all day, and no one on the south side.


outdoorgirl - Mar 25, 2008 12:55 am Date Climbed: Mar 22, 2008

Muddy and Peaceful!  Sucess!

Lots of mud on the trail, a bit popular today! A great time with snow at the top, only saw one person on the Hardy Creek side of the loop. First summit for my new pup, loved it! :)


SubalpineSam - Feb 15, 2008 11:53 pm Date Climbed: Feb 15, 2008

Snow and more snow  Sucess!

Gorgeous day today with lots of sun and nice scenic clouds. It even got up to nearly 50 degrees. Not bad for February! Above the first set of cliffs, it got pretty snowy. At the top there was anywhere from 2 to 4 feet of snow, depending on the angle and exposure. I managed to posthole up to my crotch. Swell. Went down the way I came up ("more difficult"), since it looked the the snow got a lot deeper heading north, and I was alone.
Note: Absolutely take the Little Beacon Rock trail. The little view through the trees to Beacon Rock and across the river are perfect.

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