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Dog Mountain to Require Hiking Permits This Year

The new system is an attempt to alleviate crowding at the popular Columbia River Gorge trail.

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Starting March 31 and running through July 1, hikers who want to summit Dog Mountain at the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area will need a $1 or $2 permit for the privilege. The new system is another attempt to lighten the spring crowds that descend on this popular trail; the Forest Service has also reduced trailhead parking and added bus service.

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