Augspurger Trail

Augspurger Trail #4407

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Length: 14.7 miles
Trail Uses: Hiking
Facilities available: Parking
Season of Use: March – December
Difficulty: Most Difficult
Elevation: 120 ft to 3711 ft
Visitor Use: Heavy
Recreation Pass to Park: Yes

Directions to Augspurger Trail

13 miles east of Stevenson, WA on State Route 14. From Portland, drive Interstate 84 to Cascade Locks exit 44, take the Bridge of the Gods across the river, and turn right on Washington Highway 14 for 12 miles. There is a large sign for the Dog Mountain Trailhead, between mileposts 53 and 54, park in the pullout on the north side of the highway.


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Augspurger Mountain Trail Description

The Augspurger Trail shares a trailhead with the Dog Mountain Trail, offering a gentle loop opportunity with the Dog Mountain Trail. The Augspurger Trail features outstanding views of the Columbia River Gorge, numerous volcano peaks and wildflowers in season.A 1.5 mile connector trail ties this trail into the Dog Mountain Trail. The Augspurger Trail continues for another 4 miles to its terminus.

Links

USFS Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Day Hiking web page
USFS Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Backpacking web page