Augspurger Trail (#4407)

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

The view is expansive at Dog Mountain.

Augspurger Trail shares a trailhead with Dog Mountain Trail, climbing the west slope of Dog Mountain before continuing on to Augspurger Mountain, the summit looming to the north. It features rock screes, old growth forest, and occasional panoramic views of the Columbia River as it meanders past Wind Mountain to the west.

This trail makes a great loop hike if you follow the first 2.8 miles to the junction with Dog-Augspurger Tie Trail, then continue 1.5 miles through old growth forest until you reach a wildflower meadow where it meets up with Dog Mountain Trail. 

Alternatively, you could hike out and back on Augspurger Trail for another 4 miles north past this junction, where it ends at a gravel pit. 

Trail Grades:10-20%

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail may be difficult to follow so handheld GPS unit, map and compass are recommended. Access to the upper section of Augspurger is best achieved with a 4WD vehicle and may be difficult to impossible in winter.
Fees $5 fee at Dog Mountain Trailhead
Permit Info: Permits are required Saturdays & Sundays from March 31 to July 1 for each individual using the Dog Mountain Trail System. The system includes Dog Mountain Trail (#147 and #147C), Dog Augspurger Tie Trail #147A, and the lower portion of Augspurger Trail #4407. Hikers on the system will be required to carry a hard copy permit or electronic proof of purchase.  Permits: More information
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: Carson, WA
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Trailhead
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Dog Mountain Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information

Directions:

From Stevenson, WA: Travel east on Washington State Route 14 for 10 miles. Trailhead parking is available at milepost 53.7...look for the Dog Mountain Trailhead sign.

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 to Cascade Locks exit #44.  Follow the off ramp under the interstate and take the first right to the Bridge of the Gods across the Columbia River. At the stop sign, turn right (east) on Washington State Route 14 and travel 12 miles. At milepost 53.7 there is a large sign for the Dog Mountain Trailhead. Park in the pullout on the left.


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