Dog Mountain Trail

HARD 346 reviews

Dog Mountain Trail is a 6.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Home Valley, Washington that features beautiful wild flowers and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2900 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

nature trips

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

A straight and steady leg-burner of a hike with some nice payoff up-top.

hiking
2 days ago

Left at the fork for an easier route, right for a tougher for one.

hiking
11 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

Great hike. Steep but worth the views. No wildflowers right now but lots of little snakes, lizards and ground squirrels.
Bring lots of water, good boots and hiking poles are recommended.
Need to be in shape for this hike as it is strenuous.

hiking
18 days ago

The wildflowers where in full force when my partner and I went up in June. One of my favorite hikes in the Portland Metro area. Heavily trafficked so be prepared to share your experience but well worth it.

18 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Great views for such a short hike.

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23 days ago

24 days ago

Extremely steep hike and hard on my legs but the view was well worth it! Definitely will be back soon!

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30 days ago

Second time doing Dog Mt. as a trainer for an Adams summit in a few weeks (been roaming between steep trails in the gorge). The first time really winded me, but going around again it was much easier and I was up and down in 2:45.

The top, while nicer views at this time of the year (no clouds) unfortunately didn't have the wildflowers of early June.

Start early or on a weekday to avoid the crowds, and for a bigger challenge take the steep route (to your left at the fork) about 1 mile in.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

Great hike that lives up to the hype even when done out of season. Not overly difficult with multiple routes and views. Highly recommended but as stated many times, go early to beat the crowds

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1 month ago

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