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
|Larch Mountain Road is managed by Multnomah County. CLOSED FOR THE WINTER 11/27/23check current status here.
|Interpretive Site, Picnic tables, Toilets, Parking
|Standard amenity fee of $5/vehicle/day or a valid Recreation Pass is required.
|June - Late November
|Vault Toilet (1)
|Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
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.
Please park in designated parking slots only.
Map showing recreational areas. Map Information
The loop system of trails at the top provides mountain biking experiences.
Areas for Mountain Biking at Larch Mountain
Bike from Portland or Corbett, OR up Larch Mtn. road
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
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
10 tables on site, 1 accessible
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