Dog Mountain

 17 votes

6.5 Miles 10.4 Kilometers


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Singletrack

2,802' 854 m

Ascent

-2,801' -854 m

Descent

2,929' 893 m

High

127' 39 m

Low

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

67%

Max Grade (34°)

Unknown

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Great views of the Columbia River Gorge.

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Overview

Parking prohibited along the roadway. Violators may be cited & towed.

$5/vehicle/day, unless you have a Recreation Pass
This is a well-known, easily accessible Columbia Gorge hike, infamous in the springtime for its blossoms.

Drawn by the dramatic balsamroot blooms in May and June, crowds flock to this popular trail on weekends during the spring. On a clear day, the views from the top are spectacular! Mt. Hood to the south and Mount St. Helens to the northwest. Loop opportunity with Augspurger Trail #4407 which shares the same trailhead.
Features: Birding — Fall Colors — River/Creek — Views — Wildflowers — Wildlife

Need to Know

Discover pass required.

Walking Man Brewery or the Big River Grill in Stevenson are great post-hike places for drinks and/or meals.

Description

The hike starts steeply through scattered woods. The beginning is arguable the hardest part of the hike! You'll shortly come to a junction; stay right for a less difficult ascent and continue to follow the switchbacks up. You are quickly rewarded with aerial views of the Columbia River and wildflowers in the spring.

If you are not up for the whole hike, but would still like great views, there is a viewpoint a mile from the top, perfect for a picnic.

However, since you've come this far, continuing that last mile will bring you to an open, breezy meadow. No matter the time of the year, you'll always greet fellow hikers at the top thanks to the great access of this trailhead.

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Sep 21, 2017
Michael El-Jiz
With Ashli and zep - up alternate down regular 6.5mi
Sep 2, 2017
David Thom
6.5mi
Aug 16, 2017
Tyler Webster
Crazy intense incline, but so satisfying to sit at the top! 7.5mi
Aug 2, 2017
Greg Taranto
4.7mi
Jul 16, 2017
Mark Kassab
Jun 23, 2017
Scott Meeker
7.2mi
Jun 18, 2017
Margus Rumberg
Jun 14, 2017
Lindsay Bozanich

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