Dog Mountain

TOTAL MILES: 6.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN: 2820 ft
PACE: "quick" (2-2.5 MPH)
DIFFICULTY RATING: Difficult
PERMITS: NW Forest Permit


**RSVPs will open at 8:00pm on Wednesday**

CARPOOLING: RT mileage is 100 miles, give or take; we suggest a mileage donation of 10 cents/mile/person, or $10.00. Exact change makes it easier to divide among our drivers. No one will be turned away for an inability to contribute. Thanks!

Dog Mountain is located on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge and sits right on the boundary between the "wet" and "dry" sides. This results in often ferocious winds and a great variety of plants. In good weather, views are fantastic. This is a classic spring conditioning hike, since although the loop is only about 7 miles, the trail up is unrelentingly steep and will require some fitness and perseverance!

Please note that there is a MANUAL waiting list for this hike. What this means is that if a spot opens up everyone on the waiting list will automatically receive an e-mail notifying them of the opening. The first person (whether on the waiting list or not) to RSVP gets the spot.

What to bring:
• Sturdy hiking boots/shoes with at least one change of socks
• Three to Five light layers of clothing that can be adjusted or removed as necessary (NO COTTON!!!)
• Rain gear
• Safety whistle, preferably on a cord around your neck (highly recommended)
• The 10 essentials*
• Trekking poles (never a bad idea)
• Lunch, snacks and plenty of water

*Navigation, Sun protection, Insulation, Illumination, First Aid, Fire, Repair Kit/Tools, Nutrition, Hydration, Emergency Shelter. For a more detailed description, check out “The Ten Essentials” on the Portland Hiking Meetup Group’s FILES page.

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  • Lisa G

    If the wind was calm and the flowers bloomming, then totally 5 stars. Good, strong hike all around

    April 22, 2013

  • Mitul S

    less wind would have made this hike much better, but still I enjoyed every bit of. great group of people. thanks Brad for organizing this

    April 21, 2013

  • Roberta M

    Great group of people, very windy at the top! Thank you Brad for organizing.

    April 21, 2013

  • Rene V.

    Enjoyed the hike and everyone's company. The inclement weather on top added to the fun factor! Thanks for setting this up Brad.

    April 21, 2013

  • Sheree

    Great hike, despite the wind! I had a great time with this group. Thank you for making my day so enjoyable! I look forward to hiking with everyone again. :)

    April 21, 2013

  • Brad M

    Great bunch to hike with. I wish I could say the same about the weather, just a little windy at the top.

    April 21, 2013

  • Lisa G

    Looking forward to it.

    April 20, 2013

  • Amy J.

    I can drive--I have an SUV w/ room for 3 passengers.

    April 19, 2013

  • A. S.

    will there be wildflowers at dog mountain now?

    April 17, 2013

    • Lucas D.

      Not likely. They usually show up late May throughout June.

      April 17, 2013

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