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.
Enjoy the views on this wonderful Gorge hike. To Rodney Falls, then up the ridge, down Don's cutoff and Hardy Creek. Discover Pass, or $10 fee per car.
|Driving Distance from Portland||88 miles|
|Distance - Round Trip||7 miles|
|Expected Duration||Car to car in one day|
|Awards Qualified||Waterfall Award|