Dog River Trail

HARD 10 reviews
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Dog River Trail is a 6.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Mt Hood, Oregon that features a river and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.2 miles
1,817 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running





wild flowers

8 months ago

Really liked this run. Starts out very steep, with a bunch of switchbacks. After the first half mile it is a nice rolling trail.

The fallen trees have all been cleared. The trail is in great shape. I ran the trail on Monday afternoon and did not see a single other person. The tail is maintained by a bike club so expect to see mountain bikers.

i love this trail.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Not a bad little hike! Pretty cool views at the 'top'. Lots of mountain bikers so beware if you're on foot!

Monday, May 09, 2016

We did this just yesterday. It is difficult to know when u cross the Dog River because that is a stream passing under a bridge. So we kept walking and we reached the other end of the highway. So point to point it was nearly 7 miles ie 7 miles one way. Coming back 7 miles is all the way up hill which can be very strenuous. However the trail is quite and secluded and offers some great views of Mt. Hood.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Was nice but far too many mountain bikers to really enjoy. Almost got ran off the trail 3 times from bikers zipping down the trail. I wouldn't rate this as super hard.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

We did this hike as a shuttle between Dog River TH and the Zigzag TH. One way is 7 miles.

trail running
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

We set out to trail run this trail, the footing was fine but the steady incline caused us to do some walking. Not a whole lot to see but a pretty creek crossing and one spectacular view of Mt. Hood!

4 months ago

Saturday, June 03, 2017

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Tuesday, September 27, 2016