Skamania County provides shuttle service between Skamania County Fairground gravel parking lot and Dog Mountain Trailhead on Saturdays and Sundays when permits are required. In 2021, they will also provide shuttle service on Memorial Day (May 31).
- The last outbound shuttle from Skamania County Fairground gravel parking lot to the trailhead departs at 1:00 p.m., leaving about 4 hours for hiking before the final return shuttle.
- Approximate hiking time for the full Dog Mountain Trail is three to six hours, depending on hiker fitness, pace, and specific route.
- Hikers should plan to be back at Dog Mountain Trailhead well before the last shuttle, so we recommend returning mid-afternoon, no later than 3:30 p.m.
- Expect long waits to board the shuttle during peak times, including the outbound trips around midmorning and late afternoon return trips. Learn more at: