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{{Distance|2.5 miles}} (round trip)
{{Distance|2.5 miles}} (round trip)
{{Elevation gain|1171 feet}}
{{Elevation gain|1171 feet}}
* Difficulty: Moderate
* Seasons: Year Round
* Seasons: Year Round
* Family Friendly: Yes  
* Family Friendly: Yes  

Revision as of 04:44, 23 March 2007

Augspurger Mt. from a spur on the Wind Mt. trail
Wind Mt. (with Dog Mt. in the background) from Greenleaf Peak
Hiker looking west from the Wind Mountain summit


Hike Description

The Wind Mountain hike is a unmaintained but fairly well-conditioned trail to the summit of Wind Mountain, a 1907 foot cinder cone in the Columbia River Gorge just west of Dog Mt. in Southwest Washington.

The trail is moderately steep but short in distance and features one spur trail to a great East-facing look-out to Dog Mountain. (The spur is just under a half-mile up trail and descends sharply before opening up to a rocky outcrop. Leash pets and take little ones by the hand, as there are a few sharp drop offs)

It's short distance to a great lookout makes this a great family destination, especially when one considers the history of the area. Children should be cautioned to stay on the trail and respect the site.

Fees, Regulations, etc.

No fees or regulations. Hikers are requested to be respectful of the historical and sacred significance of the spirit quest sites on the mountain's summit.

(See the informational sign near the summit describing its historic significance)

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Hiker looking west from the Wind Mountain summit
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