Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Stevenson with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Went out on a Wednesday morning and the place was packed. Nice views and the waterfall was a treat! Only downside was all the traffic (I assume) due to the nearby Oregon trails being closed. Will definitely go back during summer.

A beautiful, quiet snowshoe with the dog. Saw not a soul on the pine marten or June lake trail that morning. Still about 3 feet of snow at the lake, had to break my own trail from about .25 miles out. I was surprised there was not more foot traffic, but glad for it. Roads plowed / all asphalt getting to marble mountain.

Great trail for hybrid hiking/trail running. Beautiful waterfalls, wasn’t too busy today. With spring rains there were no views but it was a fun hike with elevation. Some mud pits in high traffic areas but mostly in good condition. Will definitely be repeating in the summer to check out the views.

Beautiful hike! It's a pretty intense few miles up to the summit of Hamilton Mountain with beautiful views along the way and a nice variety of scenery. It was rainy and windy today when we climbed it, so I can't say much about the view at the top, but the trail itself was great. We were surprised to find a little snow at the top, but not too much! Looking forward to trying it again on a sunny day!

hiking
13 days ago

We loved it! Too foggy to see the view but great trail. We’ll be back.

Fun hike with our dogs. It was pretty crowded early Saturday morning but still worth it. Beautiful views!

Hiked 03/30/18. Since Mount Defiance is still closed from the Eagle Creek Fire, I have searched for a route to kick-start conditioning for longer trips that are part of this summer's plans. I recorded a loop system I am calling "Dog Chases Tail" which utilizes the entire trail system on Dog Mountain. It was a good work out, but I think the next time I will ascend and descend counter-clockwise to record the differences.

Rant Note:
If you take the time to bring toilet paper on a hike, please also bring a way for you to comfortably pack your garbage back out with you.

Orange peels, toilet paper, sunflower seed hulls and dog poop bags are garbage and don't belong on Dog Mountain. They belong in a trash can.

hiking
19 days ago

Hiked on 03/30/18 and it was the first of 3 hikes that day. I also included the small spur that goes out to the view point on the east side of the mountain. If you do this too, the trail is in much better condition if you stay to the right as you descend. This goes down to a pretty steep cliff and the view of the valley is good. Wind mountain is speaking to you, the question is are you listening? Please pack out your toilet paper waste, sunflower seed hulls, dog poop bags and orange peels. I saw all of this garbage on my hike today.

hiking
20 days ago

We were the only people at the bottom. Complete solitude and serenity with amazing views of the mountain. Logs from the blast still float along the edges of Spirit Lake. While the hike is steep its only a mile down and a mile up. Take down some lunch and enjoy the beauty.

This is an easy trail that sticks next to the Siouxon Creek the majority of the way. There are some spectacular waterfalls and deep, clear pools along the way. Loads of good camping spots all along the trail and tons of secondary trails, perfect for an overnight pack trip that won't get boring no matter how many times you do it.

A NW Forest Pass is required to park at the trail head and the access road is in fairly serious disrepair. Cars with normal clearance can make it with care, but anything that's been lowered shouldn't even try it.

This trail is popular, so I would recommend hiking on weekdays. It’s the perfect amount of challenging climbs with gradual trails, throughout many different types of geography. Totally worth it for the view—though the best views are just before the summit (I would say). Wear proper hiking footwear!

hiking
1 month ago

This trail had some amazing views at the top. The elevation gain is about 1300 ft in 1.4 miles but the struggle is worth it. It is also pretty busy on the weekends but a perfect place for a little picnic on the summit.

I'm sure it's fantastic... I was prepared for some snow traverse on the trail, but what I didn't expect was for the snow traverse. AWD SUV, and I decided I had better turn it around on the single lane fire road with about 13 miles to go. A couple vehicles had previously passed and left a hard pack, but the snow was up to a foot in some places. No-go for this pretend SUV.

I have been up this trail several times. I would consider this more of a gateway trail to Mt. Adams. It offers nice views up the Cascade Creek drainage and the Salt Creek Drainage. Graveyard Camp used to be a junction for the trail to Looking Glass Lake, it seems that the US Forest Service decided that the cut across trail does not need to be there. the sign is gone and the route is not shown on newer maps. (or the maps I have). I have the benefit of owning Columbia National Forest map from 1940. It's a shame so much history is forgotten. This area used to have shelters and structures all over the area.

Great hike, I think it is definitely a new favorite. Lots of people on the portion to the waterfall, but hardly saw anyone up to the summit. Very muddy and a lot of snow, but it is well worth going through for the views.

Good workout. Great views. I did this during the summertime and it was breathtaking.

great hike. awesome views

Really beautiful alternative with all the Oregon trail closures. The climb is not as bad as dog mountain

Accurate rating, as Moderate. Incline the whole way, but is a relatively quick ascent. Decent workout for a short time. Super rainy, and windy. No visibility at the top today. Eager to return on a clear sunny day. Beautiful trail, surrounded by tall pines.

on Wind Mountain Trail

hiking
2 months ago

Not kid friendly; but well worth the steep, heart pounding trip up. Feels otherworldly at the top, with fog and wind, almost like a microclimate. Lightly traveled so it feels remote and quiet, except for the winds at the top. It’s easy to see why native tribes considered this a spiritual place. Trail is narrow and rugged for the most part, but easy to navigate. Wish there were more viewpoints, but overall a great hike I’d definitely do again, maybe next time in clearer weather.

it was very interesting to see the two diffe ent forests. Grandson loved it

hiking
2 months ago

Don't take the trail at the parking area! You'll wind up climbing the mountain instead of hiking. Follow the road down a ways and the trailhead starts there. Beautiful views at the top and along the way.

I was literally stupefied by some of the views on this trail! It was well worth the effort to climb all the way to the top of the mountain- and it WAS effort. I’m pretty sure this trail deserves a ‘hard’ rating- but SO worth it.

It was a bit muddy, and very windy at the top but we we're lucky that the clouds broke so we could take in some of the view!

What a beautiful hike! A bit muddy but otherwise it was perfect.

Nice rainy Sunday hike with family. Medium traffic, lots of dogs and friendly folks. The first stretch is a bit of a climb. Absolutely beautiful.

hiking
3 months ago

Steady incline but not hard. Views are fine but would not be my go to in the Gorge

Lots of bridges and great waterfall views. Well maintained. Very popular trail. Many hikers with dogs.

Hiked on 01/14/18. Did the whole loop after dark.

Great trail. Beautiful waterfall and stream system partway up the trail, which is definitely worth a few minutes pause. Quite a burner going up. Trail winds up the mountain between some major (and beautiful) rock formations. There are a couple great spots for a view prior to reaching the summit, but there's not much in the way of a vista once you're up top. Pretty easy coming back down once you make it to the equestrian trail. Be forewarned, though -- it's a mud fest right now, which adds an extra challenge.

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