Dog River Trail #675

This trail is on the east side of Mount Hood. Spectacular views are found on the upper portion of the trail. This trail is open to horseback, hiking, and biking use. It's a popular trail for intermediate to advanced mountain bikers. It also provides many ways of looping and variable distances by connecting with many other trails.

This trail starts at Oregon Hwy 35 (2,120’) at Dog River Trailhead (area is unavailable) and travels south to its junction with Surveyor’s Ridge Trail #688 (area is unavailable) (4,000’). From OR Hwy 35, the trail heads south 0.1 mile to a wooden bridge crossing Puppy Creek. Cross the bridge and continue south along the hillside above Dog River 1.7 miles to a wooden bridge crossing Dog River (2,640’). Cross Dog River and from here the trail climbs to a saddle above East Fork Hood River and OR Hwy 35. After approximately 1.1 miles of climbing, visitors are rewarded with a spectacular view of Mount Hood (3,360’). Continue climbing 0.9 mile, passing Forest Road 4400-620, to another view of Mount Hood (3,840’). The trail levels slightly and continues south 0.8 mile to a wooden bridge crossing a small stream (3,880’). The trail crosses four more wooden bridges in the next 0.4 mile. From the last bridge, the trail continues southwest 0.3 mile to its end at the junction with Zigzag Trail #678 and Surveyor’s Ridge Trail #688 (4,000). From this junction, visitors can turn left and travel 0.9 mile on Surveyor’s Ridge Trail #688 to Dufur Mill Road (Forest Road 44), or turn right on Zigzag Trail #678 and travel downhill 0.8 mile to OR Hwy 35.

We're thankful to work in partnership with the 44 Trails Association to maintain trails in this area.

Link to Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Status as of 5/24/23: Entire trail cleared of downed trees.
Open Season: May
Closest Towns: Hood River, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Hood River Ranger District: (541) 352-6002

General Information


From Hood River, OR drive south on Highway 35 for about 20 miles. You will pass the Hood River Ranger Station. About 5 miles past the Hood River Ranger Station and just before you cross the East Fork of the Hood River you will see a parking lot on the left side of the highway. This is the trailhead to Dog River (area is unavailable).

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  Area/Length : 
5.3 miles

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  Elevation : 
2120' - 4000'