Dog Mountain Trail

Dog Mountain Trail, Bingen - opiniones y fotos

Dog Mountain Trail
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Travelnat
Estados Unidos110 aportes
It’s a hike
feb. de 2021
Did this hike in February. Decent amount of parking along the highway, and there is a toilet at the trailhead. It’s many many steep switchbacks. The view at the top was quite nice, sweeping views of the Columbia and the hills across the river. But there always also a lot of wind and it was cold.
Escrita el 27 de febrero de 2021
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keystime44
Bucaramanga, Colombia40 aportes
Very challenging
jul. de 2020 • Solitario
There’s 2 routes and I chose the more difficult one and didn’t regret it but it was difficult mainly because I had too much heavy camera equipment in my pack along with extra clothes, food and water. I would say take minimum supplies and it would be much easier
Escrita el 7 de julio de 2020
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AngelaMFamily
Hood River, Oregón30 aportes
Worth The Pain
may. de 2019
This hike is tough, but the reward is a priceless view from the second highest point in the Gorge. Advance permits are required for traffic control.
Escrita el 12 de junio de 2019
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111shannonday
White Salmon, WA18 aportes
Keep on Dogging the Dog Mountain
may. de 2019 • Pareja
I suppose Dog Mountain is a rite of passage in some manner... However, NOT my FAV! SO many more beautiful and bucolic trails... Keep it coming though! Rather have tourists here than the locals!
Escrita el 29 de mayo de 2019
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Jenny Singh Mott
Vancouver, WA73 aportes
Flowers & Views🌻🌻🌻
may. de 2019 • Amigos
Buttkicker of a trail👍🏼Almost 7 miles, 8.5 if you take the Augsberger trail(little bit of a grace in the gradual incline then the hard & the more difficult trail. The flowers were in their prime♥️Amazing beauty & a workout of a hike, but very rewarding🙏🏽
Escrita el 27 de mayo de 2019
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sburkewilson
Vancouver, Canadá1 aporte
Great winter or summer hike
feb. de 2019 • Amigos
I would rate this as an easy hike, no areas that would be considered challenging. Snow shoes are not always necessary during the winter months. A solid pair of winter boots with a good tread will do just fine.
Escrita el 7 de febrero de 2019
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Jenny Singh Mott
Vancouver, WA73 aportes
A total hiney kicker with a grand view of The Columbia River Gorge👍🏼
oct. de 2018 • Solitario
To the summit it is incline ALL THE WAY!Worth every stinken high knee step👍🏼Please carry an emergency kit. I have seen many injuries on this trail due to lack of preparedness.The last mile is the real test🤘🏽I love to hang and eat at the top before heading down☺️
Escrita el 27 de octubre de 2018
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Paul M
Scarborough418 aportes
Strenuous hike with breathtaking views
may. de 2018 • Amigos
This is one of the few hikes that are still open after the fire of 2017. It's a steep, constant uphill with almost 3000ft of elevation gain in about 3 miles. Your reward though, are some stunning panoramic views.

There is a parking lot that can take I'd guess up to maybe 40 or 50 cars. DO NOT park anywhere except designated spaces or you will be towed. This happened to several people whilst we visited and we ended up having to give a couple a ride to the impound lot. There's a $5 fee payable at the trailhead for parking, or you can use a Forest Pass or Interagency Pass, just be sure to leave them on display in your car. From March 31 to July 1, if you want to hike on a weekend you'll need a permit. I believe there is also a shuttle bus available to and from the trailhead that leaves from the Skamania County Fairgrounds parking lot. Fee is $1 each way and if you ride the shuttle you will get a free hiking permit.

The trail itself is about 6 miles roundtrip, but please be aware that this is a very steep trail. We met so many people on our way down that were really struggling and weren't anywhere near the top. After a short steep climb you'll come to a fork in the trail where a sign points right to 'difficult' or left to 'more difficult'. There's not much difference in distance but the sign is certainly correct. The left fork is very steep and has few switchbacks, just a constant uphill slog to the top. The right fork is a little easier and has a nice lookout point part way up. I'd advise anyone unsure of their abilities to take the right trail and try to make it to that viewpoint, then see how you feel from there. We took the left trail up (from the parking lot to the top via this route took us about 1h 30m, including stops for photos and rests) and came back down the other, which seemed not quite as steep and it had a few steps and switchbacks. Watch your footing as the trail was dusty and full of loose stones and pebbles when we went, hiking poles will certainly help up and down.

When you finally emerge above the treeline, the meadow area is quite exposed so be sure to pack the correct clothing for the weather and a windbreaker is a good idea. We visited late May when the awesome display of wildflowers was still in full force, though the views from the summit are truly amazing any time of the year. We were lucky to have a clear sunny day and enjoyed far-reaching panoramic views of the Gorge and surrounding landscapes.

Someone else has put that dogs are not allowed on the trail, but we saw plenty of people with their dogs whilst we were hiking and the shuttle is dog friendly so I'm pretty sure they are allowed, after all, it's called Dog Mountain.
Escrita el 1 de junio de 2018
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jackwidely
Portland, Oregón201 aportes
TOUGH HIKE, very rewarding Read the Reviews.
may. de 2018 • Amigos
this is almost 3000 ft up a mountain. and down. bring poles to save your knees a bit. 2-3 hours up. 1-2 down. Great views of the gorge, sunset, etc. Epic views. can be extremely windy, but don't let that stop you.

about an hour up there is a good spot on the difficult (not the more difficult) trail for a snack and a look at the river... then keep going to the top. worth it.

go to website to read about NEW 2018 PARKING LIMITS ON WEEKENDS. New permit required or shuttle bus.

NO DOGS ALLOWS ON TRAIL, fyi.
Escrita el 27 de mayo de 2018
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allisonakd
Sherwood, Oregón211 aportes
What a cardio workout
jul. de 2017 • Pareja
Well this is straight up and straight down. Steep but great views when it's clear. Be prepared with poles and good shoes! Take water too because it has areas that are very exposed. Take layers too because it can be very windy and cold at the top. Would not recommend for young kids or out of shape people.
Escrita el 26 de julio de 2017
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