This abandoned trail climbs from the Lennox Creek Valley under thick canopy to a prominent peak in between the North Fork and Middle Fork Snoqualmie Rivers.
The unofficial trailhead is at the barricade less than a quarter-mile past the Bare Mountain Trailhead. Cross Bear Creek on an abandoned bridge and walk along the closed part of Forest Service Road 57 for a mile. Cross Lennox Creek (using two bridges) and turn right at the first spur, which is FR 57210. There is an obvious trail between the alder and maple that have taken over the abandoned roads. Bare Mountain and the west ridge of Dog Mountain can be seen along the way.
Follow the spur road until it turns into trail and enters the Alpine Lakes Wilderness. The trail climbs steep switchbacks above the old Devils Canyon Mine before leaving the forest and traversing open heather and huckleberry slopes to a saddle overlooking Anderson Lake.
The maintained trail ends at the saddle. From there, hikers may scramble down to Anderson Lake, following a faint, abandoned trail, or up the ridge to the summit of Dog Mountain. If you head for the summit, keep in mind you're on the north face of Dog Mountain, so getting to the summit usually means travelling on several feet of snow, except for maybe two or three summer months.
Views from the top include Mount Baker, Glacier Peak, Rainier, and the Middle Fork and Taylor River Valleys. The North Fork Valley and the ridges from Mount Si to Goat Mountain can be glimpsed between a thin line of trees on the west side of the summit.