Hardy Ridge and Hamilton Mountain loop

  • Date:
    2011/12/24
    Elevation gain:
    2,757 feet
    Trip type:
    hike
    USGS quad:
    Beacon Rock
    In:
    Columbia River Gorge
    Car-to-car:
    7 hours 22 minutes
    • 2 hours 35 minutes ascending from Beacon Rock parking area to summit of Hardy Ridge
    • 2 hours 23 minutes hiking from summit of Hardy Ridge to summit of Hamilton Mountain
    • 2 hours 24 minutes descending from summit of Hamilton Mountain to Beacon Rock parking area
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  • The Hamilton Mountain trail head is at Highway 14 this time of year.
    The Hamilton Mountain trail head is at Highway 14 this time of year.
  • I stumbled across this abandoned cabin on the southern tip of Hardy Ridge as I was cutting through the woods from the Hamilton Mountain trail to the Hardy Ridge equestrian trail.
    I stumbled across this abandoned cabin on the southern tip of Hardy Ridge as I was cutting through the woods from the Hamilton Mountain trail to the Hardy Ridge equestrian trail.
  • Hamilton Mountain from Hardy Ridge
    Hamilton Mountain from Hardy Ridge
  • Faint trail leading to the summit of Hardy Ridge.
    Faint trail leading to the summit of Hardy Ridge.
  • Bridge over Hardy Creek.
    Bridge over Hardy Creek.
  • Birkenfeld Mountain (left) and Table Mountain (right) from Hardy Ridge.
    Birkenfeld Mountain (left) and Table Mountain (right) from Hardy Ridge.
  • Ridge on the north side of Hamilton Mountain.
    Ridge on the north side of Hamilton Mountain.
  • Hardy Ridge from a viewpoint on the south side of Hamilton (awesome viewpoint!).
    Hardy Ridge from a viewpoint on the south side of Hamilton (awesome viewpoint!).
  • South side of Hamilton Mountain
    South side of Hamilton Mountain
  • Picnic tables playing outside a CCC shelter at the Hamilton Mountain trail head.
    Picnic tables playing outside a CCC shelter at the Hamilton Mountain trail head.

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