Dog Mountain Trail

Carson, Washington

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."

Dog Mountain Trail Reviews

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5/22/2018
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5/21/2009
My wife and I had a great time hiking this trail, although we only made it about half way up the mountain. The portion we hiked was essentially a series of switchbacks that lead up the mountain to a lookout point. The trail was well maintained, and the stack of walking sticks (you'll need them) at the trail head was a welcome sight for us out-of-towners who weren't able to bring any. A great hike for those looking to get a taste of what the Columbia River Valley has to offer in the way of hiking.
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Trail Information

Carson
Nearby City
7.5
Distance
2,900 feet
Elevation Gain
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
Hikable: March to January, Best flowers: April through June
Season
Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Local Contacts
Green Trails No. 430 Hood River
Local Maps
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Activity Feed

Jun 2018