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Dog Mountain Trail Professional Review and Guide
"Trails in the Columbia River Gorge are favorites of wildflower enthusiasts. The flowers begin from the trailhead in early April and continue all the way to the summit of Dog Mountain as summer progresses. By June the summit is a yellow carpet of balsamroot, and in addition to floral displays there are views of Mount Hood and across the Columbia River to Starvation Ridge, Mount Defiance (identified by towers), and other high points in the Gorge. This trail is steep enough to provide a workout, and that attracts many hikers, as well. Unless you hike on a bitter day in November, you’ll share this summit with other hikers, many with dogs."
--Art Kruckeberg with Karen Sykes & Craig Romano, Best Wildflower Hikes Washington (The Mountaineers Books).
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