Dog Mountain Long Loop Trail

HARD 45 reviews

Dog Mountain Long Loop Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Stevenson, Washington that features a river and is rated as difficult. 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.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2877 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

over grown

A great way to do Dog Mountain (a little longer, but worth it). The trail is in fantastic condition. The most spectacular wildflower meadows of the Columbia Gorge drape the alp-like slopes of Dog Mountain, north of the Columbia River in Washington. in May and June these hills are alive yellow balsamrot, red paintbrush and blue lupine. Even flowerless seasons provide breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge. Such beauty has made the steep climb popular, but with three trails to the top, you can choose your route.

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7 days ago

Insanely, ridiculously crowded. Copious traffic on the trail, with users not following good trail etiquette. Worse today than I've ever seen it in years. About like Multnomah Falls. I'd avoid this good training hike until a weekday, if at all.

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2 months ago

03/20/17 Trail was in fairly good shape considering how hard the winter as been on the CRG. Snow was still on the summit and patches along the descent. Good first hike of the season.

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5 months ago

6 months ago

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7 months ago

Hiked this back in September for a conditioning hike for scouts. Weather was horrible but over level 2 fun, definitely will hike it again on a nice day to enjoy the views.

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10 months ago

Extremely challenging (and awesome) hike, not for those with a fear of heights. There are many places along the trail with very steep drop offs. Keep your dog on a leash! The views are incredible! The wind was also incredible at the top, so bring an extra layer to throw on once you get up there so that you can stay a while and enjoy the views.

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10 months ago

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10 months ago

Only had a clear view from puppy lookout but still a beautiful hike. Went up Dog and was able to run most of the way down Aug.

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11 months ago

We hiked this 5/29/16 . The views of the wildflowers are absolutely spectacular on top! My husband & I are fairly new to this type of hiking & we found even the easy route was challenging due to incline. Hiking down was harder than hiking up on the knees so if you have trekking poles bring them , you won't be sorry

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11 months ago

Very difficult, but worth the effort! Missed the flowers though (but that's my own fault). Spectacular views at the top.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

If you are looking for something a step up from Angel's Rest, this is the hike for you. We went up Augsperger trail and then down Dog Mountain trail. I would recommend that over just Dog Mountain up and down if you are looking to get a little more privacy and quiet. Be prepared for odd weather. It was fairly clear down below but above roughly 1500' we were in fog with medium wind and the temperature dropped roughly 20 degrees I would guess. Beautiful hike and the wildflowers were in full bloom.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Decent trail, i can get quite windy up on top of dog mountain. The views are fantastic

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Very hard, took me three hours to go up in one hour to come down. that's just to put it in perspective. Would definitely say this is a hard, not intermediate hike. The view was absolutely amazing, felt like I was on a different planet!!