Dog Mountain Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near North Vancouver District, BC that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is accessible from June until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trail was a lot more uneven than I was expecting. It starts off with a gravel path and then quite quickly turns into mud and large rocks and tree roots that your have to maneuver around. It was very foggy so we couldn't see a thing when we got to the top. It was a great hike and I will definitely try it again so I can see the view!
The road is very muddy and hard, the bogs are terrible. The view on top is great!
Great hike. I can see why it was rated on the difficult side of easy...not much altitude changes but the trail is essentially walking over roots non stop so the footing can be tricky at times. Even on a cloudy day the views at the end are great. Snow still on trail so have to be mindful of where you are placing your feet!
Great hike and snowshoe!!! It aint a dog at all!! Awesome for all levels. Dogs welcome!
Great evening snowshoe route.
Dec 28, 2015 - great snowshoe! Beautiful hike through tree'd areas, around a beautiful lake where there were several whiskey jacks happy to land in a hand offering crumbs. The snow was great as we got a fresh load yesterday. Amazing views at the top looking out to the ocean and mountains around the sides. We were on top of the clouds and the sunshine was wonderful! Recommend this hike if your looking for an easier day or taking someone along who is newer to snowshoeing. About 1.5 hours up and 1 down with a fair bit of exploring added to the mix. Went back about a week later that the trail was pretty worn and had lost its magical effect. ;) Super populated so don't expect a quiet hike. If your going over the holidays... Expect lineups!
Excellent for snowshoeing!
The summer trail is 80% tree roots and rocks. And black flies love it. I didn't find this an easy trail with enough rewards along the way to justify the time (2.5 hours) and effort (some rocks are quite smooth). I'll try this again in winter, but there are much more exciting summer trails in Vancouver.
There were some families we met along the way that were concerned about the trail being advertised as easy when it isn't.. If you've got kids with you it's just stressful.
Solitude little, exercise good. This is a favorite for a first trek of the early season to start warming up the legs. Also fun if you catch it early spring as likely to still have snow and ice. Better to hit later in the day as most the crowds are coming down. Open spanning views up and down the Columbia River Gorge and a wildflower Mecca come mid to late Spring and early summer.
Fun day on the trail today, you don't need snowshoes crampons are more than enough. Great trail to take the dog on as the name suggests. Good fun
Very fun hike for beginners. a group and I just went on January 20th, 2013 and we ran into some ice/snow. Very windy and semi cold. I recommend gloves, shoes with traction, and beanie.
Can't rate this trail , didn't go far enough to really get a good feel for it , do this trail without your dogs first and determine if your dog is active enough , lots of roots , and talking with other people we felt that our dogs were to small for this trail , we will however do this trail again and complete it to give it a better review, oh and don't forget your bug spray , mosquitoes are a plenty .