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    Augspurger Mountain Trail

    Difficulty
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    Hard
    Duration
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    7.5-10.5h
    Distance
    This reflects the return distance of this route as measured by the GPS file.
    21.4 km
    Elevation
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    1,391 m
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    Directions to Trailhead

    Augspurger Mountain Trail is a hard 21.4 km hike in the Columbia River Gorge area. It’s a lightly trafficked trail, in contrast to busy Dog Mountain just beside it. Use this route if you want to avoid the crowds but still get a good hike in. This trail has some problems with overgrowth, so we recommend downloading your GPS track and wearing long pants.

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    Route Description for Augspurger Mountain Trail

    Augspurger Mountain is a great pick if you want similar views to Dog Mountain but you don’t feel like battling the crowds. This trail is never very busy, but you still get to enjoy the Columbia River Gorge. You can also make a loop of it to hit the summit of Dog Mountain on the way back.

    This trail suffers from overgrowth, especially in the upper half of the trail. Download your GPS route and wear long pants to make this section easier.

    The hike begins from the Dog Mountain Trailhead. While you can take Dog Mountain Trail up and connect to the Augspurger Trail north of the Dog Mountain summit, there is a dedicated trail to the far west. Take this trail and hike up the base of Dog Mountain, skirting well below the summit. Past the forest road, the overgrowth gets bad. Make your way through, climbing on up to the top. You can either retrace your steps or stay left at the split with Dog Mountain Trail and hit the summit of Dog Mountain on the way back. The second option is more tiresome but offers nice views.

    Getting to the Augspurger Mountain Trail Trailhead

    The trailhead for the Augspurger Mountain Trail is at the Dog Mountain Trailhead on Lewis and Clark Trail Highway.

    Route Information

    • Backcountry Campground

      No

    • When to do

      March-September

    • Pets allowed

      Yes - On Leash

    • Family friendly

      No

    • Route Signage

      Average

    • Crowd Levels

      Low

    • Route Type

      Out and back

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