Beacon Rock State Park Hike to Hamilton Mt. Saddle & Beyond

Hike Distance: 9.4 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 893.6 miles

Elevation Gain: 2051 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 112001 feet

It was a gorgeous day and my son and I decided to hike in Beacon Rock state park.  This was a typical loop I’ve done and we stated at the Hardy Creek Horse Camp TH.  We ascended until we reached the Hamilton Mt. Saddle, where we took plenty of photos of the vast landscape and profusion of flowers!  We lingered at the saddle to enjoy the breeze and just take in Mother Nature’s beauty. 🙂

We next hiked the Upper Hardy Creek trail and crossed over the bridge to the west side trail system.  We followed this around and then headed back to our car.  Almost nobody on the trail system and the solitude was awesome.  It’s days like these that make you feel good to be alive!