The Ruff

Over 3,000 feet of elevation gain

Welcome to The Ruff. The only race that runs up Dog Mountain in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. It is a chance for you to test your lungs by running straight up 3 miles (and 3000ft) to the summit of Dog Mountain and then testing your quads by bombing down 4 miles to the finish. You will have beautiful views of the Columbia River below, Mt Hood to the south and Mt St. Helens to the west.

If you like mountain racing this is as close as it gets in the PNW! When you run this race you will feel like you are in the high mountains of Colorado.

November 14, 2021

Dog Mountain Trail
WA-14, Cook, WA 98605

10:00 AM

$40 – January 29 – November 1
$50 – November 1 – Race Day

9 AM morning of race at the Dog Mountain Trailhead (start/finish).

The race starts/finishes at the Dog Mountain Trailhead. The 7 mile course is run entirely on single-track trails. You will take the Dog Mountain Trail to the summit and then come down Augspurger Trail.  

Top 3 men and women will get an award. Top masters male/female will receive an award. We will also have raffles.

Due to conditions of the permit, no dogs are allowed in the race.

This race is held under a special use permit and in partnership with the US Forest Service, Willamette National Forest. In accordance with Federal Law and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, Elevated Trail Racing does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This event is sanctioned by the USATF.