Dog Mountain is on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge at mile post 53 on HWY 14. It is about 8 miles past Stevenson WA.
Everyone says that Dog Mountain is a challenge – and they were right. About 7 mile loop, mostly up them mostly down. The open areas of this hike get covered with wild flowers at the end of May. There were a few out today, but not too many. Will come back near the end of May to see the display. This is a crowded hike – there were many people out today. We took the trail to the left from the trail head and I preferred that route up – most people go to the right. I recommend this hike as an early morning hike – the parking lot at the trail head gets full on weekend days. A Northwest Pass is also needed.
Mt Hood and Mt St Helens are visible from the top of Dog Mountain. Elevation at the top is 2949 Feet