This very popular trail has a feast of features for hikers, including waterfalls, craggy cliffs, deep forests, superb vistas, and a loop option for the trek. The outing can done at any time of year although you will want to pay attention to icy spots in the winter. The summit itself is thicketed and offers limited views, but a bench a few yards back gives you a vista to the east of Table Mountain and the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge. Other views come from the trail on the way up and at the Hamilton Mountain Saddle as you continue on the loop.
This is a challenging 'training' hike for prepared hikers, with a significant amount of elevation gain.
We will meet at the transit center at 7:15 and leave at 7:30 without waiting. We will need a few volunteer drivers (you), so please volunteer especially if you have never driven before. Please bring $9 for the driver and an additional $2 - $3 cash for your hike fee payment.
Be prepared for all types of weather. Leader reserves right to cancel in case of inclement weather; this hike probably won't go if it's rainy.
Please sign up online prior to the hike. Please contact me with questions.
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