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Dog Mountain




Moderate (to lower viewpoint) 
3 miles round trip
1500 feet elevation gain
Open all year

Difficult (to summit)
6.9-mile loop
2820 feet elevation gain


The most spectacular wildflower meadows of the Columbia Gorge drape the alp-like slopes of Dog Mountain. In May and June these hills are alive with yellow balsamroot, red paintbrush, and blue lupine. Even flowerless seasons provide breathtaking views of the Columbia Gorge. Such beauty has made the steep climb popular, but with three trails to the top, you can choose your route.

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