deslok

Time  4 hours one minute

Coordinates 1256

Uploaded August 17, 2017

Recorded August 2017

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2,356 f
174 f
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2.2
4.3
8.63 mi

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near Warrendale, Oregon (United States)

based on :
http://www.oregonhikers.org/field_guide/Hamilton_Mountain_Loop_Hike
http://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/hamilton-mountain

Like mentioned in the links above - it is better to take the steep way up and the easy way down - it's better for your knees.
The climb up is difficult and feels never ending.
There is no good view of the Columbia river gorge from the summit , the best views you'll get of the river are on the way up (and they are really worth it).

Most people reach Hamilton Mt. summit and go back the same way - but my recommendation is to go on with the hike into the woods, it's an awesome scenary - don't miss Hardy creek, the forest views are really great !!!

Note: don't follow the side branch I did on the entrance to Hardy creek - it's a mistake , I took the wrong turn -> when you get there (see point "Junction Hardy creek" ) be sure to take the left turn !!!!
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Junction
Bridge
Turn to hardy falls viewpoint
Waterfall
Junction
View
View st Helens
View
Junction: The way back
Junction Entrance to Hardy creek - I took the wrong turn here , I took a right turn by mistake --> be sure to take the left , follow signs to Hardy Creek.

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  • Photo of deslok

    deslok Aug 18, 2017

    Entrance to Hardy creek - I took the wrong turn here , I took a right turn by mistake --> be sure to take the left , follow signs to Hardy Creek. /outdoor-trails/mt-hamilton-and-hardy-creek-19242238#wp-19242253

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