Larch Mountain


Area Status: Open
Hikers enjoying a picnic.

Larch Mountain Picnic area is a wonderful day trip destination and a gateway to several long hikes via Larch Mountain Trail #441. From Larch Mountain Trailhead, hike downhill all the way to Multnomah Falls or hook up with other trails (Multnomah Creek Way or Oneonta Trail # 424) to make a loop.

Sherrard Point Trail #443 (0.2 miles) provides picnickers with a chance to get epic views on a clear day. Sherrard Point is not ADA accessible, but the picnic grounds (about 10 tables) and restrooms are accessible. No drinking water available.

Note: Larch Mountain Road is maintained by Multnomah County and is closed annually at milepost 10 from late November through late May or early June. Use caution when driving as the road is narrow in places with limited visibility and is very popular with road cyclists.

 

 

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 6/9/22: Larch Mountain Road is now open for the season.
Area Amenities: Interpretive Site,Picnic tables,Toilets,Parking
Fees: Standard amenity fee of $5/vehicle/day or a valid Recreation Pass is required.
Open Season: June - Late November
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Corbett, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area

General Information

Directions:

From Portland, OR:Travel east on Interstate 84 just past Troutdale then take exit 18, Lewis and Clark State Park. At the end of the off-ramp, turn left (south) onto the Historic Columbia River Highway and follow the highway through Corbett. Two miles east of Corbett, the road forks.  Take a right onto Larch Mountain Road and follow the road 14 miles to the picnic area and trailhead. 

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 approximately 21 miles and take exit 22, Corbett Exit/NE Corbett Hill Road. Follow NE Corbett Hill Road until it intersects with East Historic Columbia River Highway.  Turn left onto the Historic Highway and travel 2 miles until the road forks. Take a right onto Larch Mountain road and follow the road 14 miles to the picnic area and trailhead. 


Parking:

Please park in designated parking slots only.


Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Activities

Mountain Biking

The loop system of trails at the top provides mountain biking experiences.

Areas for Mountain Biking at Larch Mountain

Road Cycling

Bike from Portland or Corbett, OR up Larch Mtn. road

Day Hiking

Larch Mountain #441, Multnomah Spur #444, Multnomah Creek #446 and Oneonta #424Trails make a good day hike or bike loop through a variety of forest types.

Areas for Day Hiking at Larch Mountain

Viewing Scenery

It features a short walk to Sherrard Point, from which can be seen Mt. Rainier, Mt. St. Helens, Mt. Adams, Mt. Hood and Mt. Jefferson (on a clear day!).

Areas for Viewing Scenery at Larch Mountain

Picnicking

10 tables on site, 1 accessible

No. of Sites 10
Reservation Info None
No. of Accessible sites 1

Amenities

Interpretive Site:
Picnic tables:
Parking:
Toilets: Vault toilets

Related Information

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities

Location

 
  Latitude : 
45.528924

  Longitude : 
-122.087565

  Elevation : 
3900' - 4000'