Augspurger Trail (#4407)

Area Status: 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

Fees: $5 fee per vehicle per day if entering from Dog Mountain Trailhead
Permit Info: Each hiker must carry a permit or digital proof of permit each year on Saturdays and Sundays during peak spring wildflower season.  2022 Permit Dates: TBD. Visit to learn about how to obtain a permit.
Usage: Light
Restrictions: Motor vehicles and mountain bikes are prohibited. Fires not allowed within 200 feet of trail.
Closest Towns: East of Stevenson, Carson, and Home Valley, WA 
West of White Salmon, WA
Across the river from Cascade Locks, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet at Trailhead
Passes: NW Forest Pass or valid federal recreation pass accepted in lieu of fee if parked at Dog Mountain Trailhead.
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information


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.


Day Hiking

This beautiful hike is strenuous and is not recommended for young children.

Viewing Scenery

Outstanding views of the Columbia River Gorge and numerous Cascade volcanic peaks.