Distance: Take I-84 East to Cascade Locks and cross the Bridge Of The Gods ($2 toll). Go left on Highway 14 and drive until you reach Beacon Rock. Take the road right across from Beacon Rock and follow it to the parking area for Hamilton Mountain.
This hike starts out immediately uphill on a wide forested trail. It will soon open up and you’ll hike under powerlines and have views of Hamilton Mountain and Bonneville Dam. There is a junction at the top with a bench. Keep going forward, taking a left at the junction will take you to Little Beacon Rock and a campground.
Continuing on the trail you will come to a side trail that takes you to a wooden platform where you have a view of Hardy Falls. Back on the main trail continue on and cross a wooden bridge and head to a junction. Continue forward and up a few stairs to view Pool of The Winds. This falls is viewed through a 6 foot slot in the rocks.
Head back down the stairs and take a left at the junction and head down to a bridge and Rodney Falls. There are lots of rocks that make a great place for lunch. To get back to your car go back the same way you came in.
Distance: 2.5 miles (easy)
Elevation: 500 feet (moderate)
Pet Friendly: Yes
Good For: All ages
Parking Fee: Washington Discovery Pass