Dog Mountain Loop

A strenuous, 8 mile round trip hike with 2,800 ft in elevation gain. The trail switchbacks up steeply until reaching the broad meadows near the top, with scenic views of the Columbia River Gorge. "Day Hiking the Columbia River Gorge" calls the Dog Mountain-Augspurger loop hike the most spectacular hike on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. It’s a steep trudge up to the top but the flowers and views are incredible.

Additional notes

Starting Spring 2018 permits will be required for all weekend hikers at Dog Mountain- Learn More

  • Suitable Activities: Day Hiking
  • Seasons: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November
  • Weather: View weather forecast.
  • Difficulty: Strenuous
  • Length: 8.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 2,800 ft
  • 2,950 ft
  • Green Trails Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S
  • Green Trails Hood River No. 430
  • Trails Illustrated Columbia River Gorge

Upcoming Activities

CHS 2 Hike - Dog Mountain Loop

Day Hiking Field trip: Conditioning Hiking Series
CHS hike led at a CHS 2 pace (2.0-3.0 mph). Dog Mountain-Augspurger loop hike has
Difficulty: Strenuous
Fri, May 24, 2019
No Prerequisites
10 participants
Registration opens Apr 24
Seattle Branch
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