Dog Mountain Loop (Columbia River)

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.

getting there

Drive SR-14 to 54 miles east of Vancouver, WA and the trailhead (100 ft).

Permits

Seasonal passes are required for all hikers. 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
Map
  • Green Trails Columbia River Gorge West No. 428S
  • Green Trails Hood River No. 430
  • Trails Illustrated Columbia River Gorge
Activities

Upcoming Activities

Winter Scramble - Dog Mountain Loop

Scrambling Trip
Stunning views of the Columbia River, includes a visit to Augspurger Mountain as well as
Difficulty: Strenuous
Sun, Mar 24, 2024
Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
4 participants
Registration opens Mar 4
Seattle Branch
Dave Morgan
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  • Dog Mountain
  • Dog Mountain Loop
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