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Little Hamilton Mountain

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"Little Hamilton Mountain" (Jim Sifferle)
North Bonneville from Little Hamilton Mountain (Steve Hart)
Beacon Rock from Little Hamilton Mountain (Steve Hart)
Large cracks and potential deadly drops are common here (Steve Hart)


Little Hamilton Mountain is the local name given to the 270 degree viewpoint halfway up Hamilton Mountain. The name was common back in the first half of the 20th century but has fallen out of favor in recent times. Certainly it is not a USGS recognized name.

This rocky outcrop gives you your first good views of your surroundings on your way up the 'more difficult' trail to the summit of Hamilton Mountain. It is actually quite a worthwhile destination on its own. Some argue that the view from here is better than the partially obstructed views you get from the summit. The Hamilton Mountain Trail is safe enough, but the use paths in this area can be life threatening. Hikers with children would be well-advised to stay on the main trail.

Looking east across the bluffs you'll see Table Mountain and Mount Adams in the distance. Looking upstream on the Columbia, you'll see Bonneville Dam. Looking downward due south is Beacon Rock. Across the river Nesmith Point is visible.

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