Stats for Dog
Official homepage: USDA
miles east of Stevenson
Season: March - December
Elevation: High: 2,800 feet, Low: 150 feet
Vertical Drop: 2,650 feet
Number of Trails:
Length: 6 miles or 9.7 km's
Terrain: Beginner, Intermediate, Some
Type: Downhill, Cross-Country
Phone Number: (360) 891-5000
Description: The eastern fork climbs
2,000 feet in elevation in 2.5 miles to the site of
a former fire lookout. A 1-mile loop trail to the summit
provides easy access through flowered hillsides and
offers an incredible view of the western portion of
the Columbia River Gorge You can also get superb views
along the eastern fork of the trail, without having
to climb all the way to the summit.
The northern route climbs steeply
for 2.5 miles through a dense forest to the lookout
site. The trail intersects the loop trail to the summit
of Dog Mountain.
Take I-84 eastbound approximately 40 miles
to Cascade Locks. Take exit 44, and cross the Bridge
of the Gods to the Washington side of the river. Remember
that the toll to cross the bridge is $1.00 per car each
way. After crossing the bridge, turn right on SR-14
for 12 miles. Between mileposts 53 and 54, there will
be a sign on the left side of the road reading "Dog
Mountain Trailhead", set in a large turnout area.
Just look for lots of cars, and you'll find it easily.
Make sure you have a Northwest
Forest Pass to park at the trailhead.
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