Mt Hamilton Tourism

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Mount Hamilton is a mountain in California's Diablo Range, in Santa Clara County, California. Mount Hamilton, at 4,216 feet (1,285 m) is a mountain overlooking Santa Clara Valley and is the site of Lick Observatory, the first permanently occupied mountain-topobservatory. The other summits along its mile-long summit ridge are known by astronomy-related names. The highest Copernicus Peak at 4363+ feet (1330+ m) is named for Nicolaus Copernicus. Kepler Peak, named for Johannes Kepler, and 4,213-foot (1,284 m) Observatory Peak follow. The latter was more than 30 feet (9.1 m) taller before it was leveled during the construction of the observatory in the 1880s. The asteroid 452 Hamiltonia, discovered in 1899, is named after the mountain. Golden eagle nesting sites are found on the slopes of Mount Hamilton. On clear days, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Monterey Bay, the Monterey Peninsula, and even Yosemite National Park are visible from the summit of the mountain.


This is a comprehensive travel guide for Mt Hamilton in United States. From budgeting tips to finding the best spots, this travel guide has got all the insider information to explore Mt Hamilton like a local. A gripping city on its own right, Sacramento also deserves a visit. Take a short trip from Mt Hamilton and set some time aside to explore the Sacramento. Dotted with places like Alcatraz Island, Muir Woods National Monument, Golden Gate Bridge; it will definitely be a good idea. If you want to fly to the destination, you can choose the nearest major airport to take a flight. The nearest major airport is Sacramento International Airport. Most online packages to this city are of 1-2 days.

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Facts and Stats for Mt Hamilton*

  • Pollution Statistics in Mt Hamilton

    Know the pollution level of Mt Hamilton before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 42.97 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 61.11 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 53.7 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 31.48 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 40.74 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 40 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 47.22 (Moderate)
  • Mt Hamilton: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mt Hamilton for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mt Hamilton.

    • Burglary and Theft 51.32 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 41.45 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 45.95 (Moderate)
    • Corruption and Bribery 29.73 (Low)
    • Car Stealing 41.67 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 58.78 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 37.5 (Low)
    • Drug offense 56.08 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 78.29 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 48.03 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 43.42 (Moderate)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 28.29 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 60.14 (High)
  • Living in Mt Hamilton - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Mt Hamilton is 180.92 (Very High)

    • Safety Index 53.39 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 95.02 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 50.33 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 32.58 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 81.02 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 71.1 (High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 6.6 (Low)
    • Purchasing Power Index 146.66 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Mt Hamilton

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Mt Hamilton

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.1 USD
    • International Movie per seat 13 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 35.91 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 68.93 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 50.33 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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