Dog Mountain Trail

HARD 329 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.

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9 days ago

Beautiful hike! I would recommend getting there as early as possible to avoid heavy traffic and to be there when it's not so hot. Also to start on the steep trail going up and the gradual one going down. It gets very windy at the top, but the views are some of the best in the Gorge of Helens.

10 days ago

The view was spectacular. The end of June saw outstanding fields of wild flowers.

10 days ago

Great hike with awesome views.

11 days ago

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11 days ago

Nice little day hike. Kind of a steep stretch there, but worth it. Great view, and places to relax before heading back down. Despite the name, avoid bringing dogs there are a lot of ticks.

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12 days ago

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13 days ago

Wow. It was quite the trek up there. It was about 3.6 miles up and 2900 feet in elevation. I was burned out pretty good and it took me about 1.5 hours to get up. The scenic payout on top was well worth it. Absolutely stunning with the views of the Columbia River, with the wildflowers everywhere. I highly recommend this hike but I advise folks who are not in great cardio shape to maybe choose another hike as it will be very difficult if you're not in pretty decent shape. Enjoy!

14 days ago

Nice hike. Unfortunately went to late in the season to see that beautiful colors below the peak and at top was buried in a cloud so the full view was obscured. Still highly recommend this hike if you can get out early and beat the crowds

15 days ago

One of the most difficult but rewarding hikes I've ever done!

hiking
16 days 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!

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