Dog River Trail crosses Puppy Creek on a wooden bridge and continues south on the hillside above Dog River. After two miles, the trail crosses Dog River and climbs to a saddle above the Hood River on Highway 35. The trail steepens for about one mile as it switchbacks up the ridge. Along the ridge, the trail continues at an easy grade, wandering in and out of small canyons where the difference in vegetation between north and south facing slopes is readily apparent. After approximately six miles, a junction with the Zig Zag Trail #678, which travels one mile down to Highway 35 and is closed to horses, and Surveyor's Ridge Trail #688 is reached. A few hundred feet straight ahead leads to a fine viewpoint. Less than a mile up the Surveyor's Ridge trail is Forest Service Road 44, which leads back to Hwy. 35.
Directions: From Hood River, Travel south on Highway 35 for approximately 20 miles, about five miles past the Hood River Ranger District office. Turn left (east) at a parking area just before the bridge crossing for the East Fork of the Hood River.
Distance: 6.3 miles
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