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Dog Mountain Trail #147

 21 votes

Length

6.5 Miles 10.4 Kilometers


Elevation

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

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Great views of the Columbia River Gorge.

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Overview

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
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
Dogs: Leashed

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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Feb 26, 2018
Blanca Valdes
Snowy about 1.25 miles in got to about 1.34 miles and looped back down with the sun set 2.8mi
Nov 4, 2017
Katie Rogers
Awesome!!!!
Oct 28, 2017
Paul Fitzgerald
Sep 21, 2017
Michael El-Jiz
With Ashli and zep - up alternate down regular 6.5mi
Sep 20, 2017
Michael Ancy
3.2mi
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

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  4.4 from 21 votes

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#21

in Washington

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