Starting from Beacon Rock State Park's equestrian trailhead, hike up Hardy Ridge to Phlox Point, then take the Bridge Trail and Don's Cutoff to the Saddle, then go up to Hamilton Mountain and return on Equestrian Trail. 

Activity Notes

Up, down, up, down loop, moving fast. Ascend to Phlox Point, the highest point in Beacon Rock State Park, then descend to a bridge over Hardy Creek, climb to the Saddle and Hamilton Mountain, then return via the wide Equestrian Trail. 

Other Information
Driving Distance from Portland 45 miles
Driving Time from Portland 60 hours
Distance - Round Trip 11 miles
Interesting Features Ridgelines