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Dog Mountain Trail #147

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Length


6.5 Miles 10.4 Kilometers


2,802' 854 m

Ascent

-2,801' -854 m

Descent

16%

Avg Grade (9°)

67%

Max Grade (34°)

2,929' 893 m

High

127' 39 m

Low

Shared By jma222 Allen

Conditions


All Clear 39 days ago
Mostly Dry History

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Great views of the Columbia River Gorge.

jma222 Allen

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

A new seasonal permit system launches 3/31 at the tailhead to address safety concerns along SR 14. Permits are required Saturday & Sunday March 31 - July 1. Parking at the trailhead is limited and policed. Consider taking the shuttle. Parking prohibited along the roadway. Violators may be cited & towed. $5/vehicle/day, unless you have a Recreation Pass

Overview

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.

Need to Know

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 15, 2018
April Tazelaar
Aug 20, 2018
Zoe Turi
This is the steepest trail I’ve done so far. Choose a cooler day and start hiking at 8am. $2 toll for Bridge of the Gods. 6.5mi
Aug 13, 2018
Bax Rogers
Beautiful views of the gorge! Took the “difficult” trail up and the “more difficult” trail down. Spur at the top was not well maintained.
Aug 2, 2018
Kira Gasay
Jul 27, 2018
Jonathan Perkes
Great hike. Very steep
Jun 20, 2018
Katie Rogers
Sunrise hike starting at 3:33
Jun 3, 2018
Sean Wittmeyer
Trail was clear. 6.5mi
May 23, 2018
Stephanie Sea
3h 45m

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  4.4 from 31 votes

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in Washington

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