Dog Mountain

Cascade Locks, Oregon 97014

Dog Mountain

Dog Mountain Professional Review and Guide

"Dog Mountain is one of the most popular spring hiking destinations in the entire region. Generations have made this hike a Memorial Day weekend staple. For others, it’s a celebration of spring featuring one of the best wildflower displays in the Columbia River Gorge. The upper meadows of Dog Mountain explode with color in May and June.

The trail is also an early-season conditioning hike for those looking to summit Cascade peaks later in the year. This 7-mile, 2,900-foot elevation gain loop hike makes an excellent primer. Team all of that up with picturesque classic Gorge views, and you’ve got a recipe for a crowded parking lot. If you’re hiking Dog Mountain on a sunny May or June weekend, prepare to get acquainted with several of your outdoor loving neighbors. If you prefer to have the trail to yourself, leave early on a weekday."

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Trail Information

Cascade Locks
Nearby City
2,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Trail Type
2.5-5 hours
Year-round; best in May and June
US Forest Service, Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area.
Local Contacts
DeLorme: Washington Atlas & Gazetteer: Page 101 C6
Local Maps

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Jul 2018