See bald eagles, water fowl, scenic pine/oak forests and an amazing display of spring wildflowers. Following an old railroad grade through the spectacular Klickitat Canyon, this trail is 12 feet wide in most places and great for mountain bikes, horseback riding and family strolls.
The trail begins at the Lyle Trailhead off of Washington State Highway 14 near Lyle, WA and goes through Klickitat, WA. It continues another 18 miles to near Centerville, WA on State Parks jurisdiction. For more information, visit the Klickitat Trail Conservancy web site.
Larch Mountain Picnic area is a wonderful day trip destination. This area features a picnic area with approximatley 10 picnic tables. This site provides access to Sherrard Point Trail (0.2 miles), for epic views on a clear day, and Larch Mountain Trailhead which provides access to loop hiking opportunities.
Sherrard Point is not accessible, but the picnic grounds and restrooms are accessible. The loop system of trails at the top provides great mountain biking opportunities.
Drinking water is not available.
Note: Larch Mountain Road is maintained by Multnomah County and is closed annually at milepost 10 from Nov. through late May or early June. Use caution when driving; the road is narrow in places with limited visibility and is very popular with road cyclists.
This trail includes a 1.1 mile accessible on-leash compact gravel trail to the Sandy River Confluence bird blind site.
The Sandy River Delta area in general is a great place to walk your dog or ride your bike or horse. Is is a favorite spot for dog walkers. There is a system of miles of trails and roads to explore in this open space on the Sandy River Delta. Maps are available on site. Please be respectful of restoration projects and keep pets on leash in designated areas.
Trail distances from the parking area:
Boundary Trail 1.5 miles
Confluence Trail 1.25 miles (accessible trail, dogs on leash)
Meadow Trail 0.5 miles
Ranch Dike Trail 1.25 miles
Old Channel Trail 0.75 miles
There are parking spots designed for vehicles with trailers. Visitors in vehicles without trailers are asked to honor these spots and reserve them for trailers.<