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Beacon Rock State Park - Hardy Creek

Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA
45.6430, -122.0127 Map & Directions
Bleeding Heart grows profusely along the Hardy Creek Trail. Photo by Susan Saul

This 1.1-mile trail parallels Hardy Creek as one segment of the Hamilton Mountain loop. It is high up the ridge above the creek, traversing red alder and Douglas-fir forests. Continue reading

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Hiking Beacon Rock State Park - Hardy Creek

This 1.1-mile trail parallels Hardy Creek as one segment of the Hamilton Mountain loop. It is high up the ridge above the creek, traversing red alder and Douglas-fir forests.

The Hardy Creek trail also provides a gentler approach to the summit of Hamilton Mountain for those who don't want to switchback up the cliff faces. It is the link between the closed road-turned-trail and the Hamilton Mountain Trail and it also provides an approach to the Hardy Ridge Trail on the west side of the valley.

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Beacon Rock State Park - Hardy Creek

Map & Directions

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Co-ordinates: 45.6430, -122.0127 Open in Google Maps

Before You Go

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WTA Pro Tip: Save a copy of our directions before you leave! App-based driving directions aren't always accurate and data connections may be unreliable as you drive to the trailhead.

Getting There

From I-205 in Vancouver, drive east on SR 14 for 28.6 miles to Beacon Rock State Park. At camping/hiking sign, turn left and drive .3 mile up a paved road to the trailhead parking lot on the right. The Hardy Creek Trail is reached by hiking 1.4 miles up the Hamilton Mountain Trail to the junction.

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Southwest Washington > Columbia River Gorge - WA

Washington State Parks

Guidebooks & Maps

Day Hiking: South Cascades. Dan Nelson & Alan Bauer. Hike No. 123 (pp. 272-274)

100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington

3rd Edition. William L. Sullivan. Navillus Books. Hike No. 38 (pp. 100-101)

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