USA June 17, 2019
The One Scenic Overlook In The U.S. Where You Can See For Miles And Miles
What would America be without its iconic scenic overlooks? Dazzling the highways and enticing us to conquer some serious hikes, these rewarding views are always worth the effort. Especially in the case of the Columbia River Gorge in Washington. Hikers that tackle Dog Mountain will be rewarded with breathtaking scenery for as far as the eye can see. For just a glimpse of what’s in store, take a look at the following photographs:
Measuring 6.3 miles, Dog Mountain Trail in Washington's Columbia River Gorge is certainly not for the faint of heart.
Yet for those who dare to tackle this trek, the views are nothing short of magnificent.
The trail follows a steady incline nearly the whole way, and it's recommended that even experienced hikers bring poles and wear durable hiking shoes.
It's no mystery why this is one of the most beloved hikes in the area. Even during the off-season, hikers can look forward to awe-inspiring forests, dazzling wildflowers, and of course, the view form the top.
The promised overlook includes sweeping views of the Columbia River Gorge and its full palette of breathtaking colors.
If possible, the view is even more stunning in late spring, when adventurers can expect countless varieties of wildflowers.
In addition to the gorge, hikers will also observe a stunning view of Mt. Hood and the Mount Saint Helens volcano.
Once you reach the top, you'll find that the 2,800 foot elevation gain is well worth the effort.
Plus, you can plan on taking your time as nearly every turn reveals another gorgeous vista.
For additional information about Dog Mountain and the trail system, be sure to visit the Washington Trails Association
Insider tip: be sure to arrive at the trailhead early as this is one of the most popular hikes in the area!
Have you ventured along this trail before and seen the view from the top? If so, please share your experiences with us! For related content, be sure to read about how
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