Dog Mountain Loop
Central Gorge, Washington
On the Dog Mountain trail (photographer: Greg Lief)
Trail Alert, Apr 7, 2021: During the busy spring wildflower season, from April 24 to June 13 weekend visitors need a permit to hike Dog Mountain Loop trail to protect the public from safety issues caused by congestion at the busy trailhead parking area. Learn more at https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/crgnsa/recreation/?cid=FSEPRD572962.
6.9 miles round trip
Dog Mountain is a popular hike due to its easy access in the Gorge, beautiful views, and relatively short distance. Don't let the distance and low elevation fool you, however; the trails are very steep and will require some fitness and perseverance. This loop is known for prime wildflower viewing in May and June, but hikes in the summer and fall are rewarding as well.