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Larch Mountain Loop

based on 4 tracks & routes #11 hike out of 13 in
9.8 mi
Distance
5 hrs 26 min
Time
terrain
1,342 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

Likely the easiest hike around Larch Mountain as most of the elevation gain is accomplished by driving near the top. The view from Sherrard Point is amazing on a clear day. The trail is mostly in good condition, although the northern part of Multnomah Creek Way Trail is rocky.
Starting at the 441 Connector trail the is 8 miles and climbs ~1370 feet.

Getting Started

To reach Larch Mountain, take Exit 22 to Corbett from I-84 east. Follow Corbett Hill Road up to the Historic Columbia River Highway. Continue east on the Historic Columbia River Highway for 1.9 miles where E Larch Mountain Road veers to the right.
This loop around Sherrard Point can be started at several locations.
Larch Mountain Trailhead is at the end of East Larch Mountain Road, 14 miles after turning off the Historic Columbia River Highway. There is a picnic area and bathrooms.
Larch Mtn #441 Connector Trail: 11 miles from the junction with the Historic Columbia River Highway, Larch Mountain Road turns sharply south. There is limited shoulder parking on both sides of the road. Walk up the gated rocky road to the trail.
Larch Mountain Road is closed at about milepost 10 from winter until late spring or early summer. Park in the large pull-out area at the gate and walk up the road to the 441 Connector Trail.

Taking Children

Sections are seasonally wet, rocky and steep. Best for older children.



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    2 years, 5 months ago
    I’ve done numerous hikes in the gorge, southern WA and Portland area and I thought this trail was one of the best.
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Public Tracks

There are no published trips for this hike. There are 4 private trips.

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