Augspurger Mountain
Central Gorge, Washington
Spring wildflower meadows on Augspurger Mtn. (photographer: Joe Urmos)
Hike Details
Type:
Out and back
Distance:
16 miles round trip
Elevation Gain:
4400 feet
Difficulty:
Expert
Trail Features
Family Friendly:
No
Restrooms:
Yes
Trailhead Pass:
Trail Details
WildflowersBeautiful Views
Starting at the Dog Mountain Trailhead, this hike is extremely strenuous but rewards those who endure the climb and descent. Spring brings out a huge wildflower show with incredible views. After climbing 2.8 miles, you will come to the junction for the Dog Mountain Trail.  Keep straight ahead and descend on the Augspurger Mountain trail into a small valley before joining an old roadbed. Keep straight and continue to follow the roadbed until you come to a bend in the trail, taking you into the forest. Follow the trail as it curves to the west and up the side of the ridge, then turns back to the right and into an open area. The trail will get steeper and wander in and out of the forest until you get to the highest ridge and up to the top of Augspurger Mountain.
 
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Driving Directions

Dog Mountain Trailhead:  Cross the Bridge of the Gods ($2 toll) into Washington. Turn right heading east on WA Hwy 14. Pass through the town of Stevenson and then Wind Mountain. The trailhead is at milepost #53. Turn left/north into the large gravel parking lot. The Dog Mountain trail heads off to the right. The Augspurger Trail leaves from the same place headed up the hill to the west. This can be a busy lot during the spring and summer months. NW Forest Pass required.