Dog Mountain Long Loop Trail

HARD 55 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.

hiking
7 days ago

8 days ago

Mothers day hike to die for. Must be in shape. ❤️

trail running
1 month ago

At the first junction take a right for steep incline straight to the summit, or left for a more gradual incline up the side of the mountain. The old trail that goes past the summit is extremely overgrown.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Too windy at the top, view is alright, mount hood was in the way, and the river wasn't flowy enough. There weren't enough trees and there were too many trees. When I got to the top i could see multiple cities. They suck. I expected a paved trail

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful, and somewhat challenging, hike! The views are great and the wildflowers were INCREDIBLE when in bloom. The hike is exposed to the sun for a good chunk and my dog and I were over the heat. The parking is also a mess because it does get so crowded. I had to park over half a mile away on the side of the road, which took me about 30 minutes to find, so get there early!

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Completed on 5/27: Tough hike, beautiful views, and great to start early. Hit the trail at 5 am, didn't see a single person until the top. However, the hike down was awful. Mobbed with visitors who don't know how to share a trail. Multiple times I had to stop off the trail to see swarms of unexperienced hikers past. Other times hikers would run right in to me. Very strange. DO not recommend on weekends unless you're doing dawn patrol

hiking
2 months ago

3 months 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.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
8 months ago

9 months ago

hiking
10 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.

10 months ago

10 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
Monday, July 04, 2016

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.