Larch Mountain

Bull Run Reservoir Number One, Oregon

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Sure, you can drive almost to the top of Larch Mountain, but the trail between there and Multnomah Falls is one of the classic walks in Oregon—from the shores of the Columbia River to a high lookout in the Cascades, with old-growth forest on the way up and a view from the top that takes in everything from Portland to several volcanoes. A shorter loop hike encompasses the upper parts of the mountain only.
60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

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60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland

by Paul Gerald (Menasha Ridge Press)

Sure, you can drive almost to the top of Larch Mountain, but the trail between there and Multnomah Falls is one of the classic walks in Oregon—from the shores of the Columbia River to a high lookout in the Cascades, with old-growth forest on the way up and a view from the top that takes in everything from Portland to several volcanoes. A shorter loop hike encompasses the upper parts of the mountain only.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Bull Run Reservoir Number One
Length: 6.8
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate to Difficult
Duration: 8 hours
Season: June–mid-November
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Mt. Hood National Forest
Topo Map: Larch Mountain Topographic Map
Guide Book: 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: Portland Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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5/12/2008

I hiked this with my 7 and 5 year old on the 3rd of May 2008. The trail was a bit muddy and my 5 year old daughter was scared of the garter snakes at the end of the trail. This is a very good and easy hike for kids if the trail drys out.

3/19/2006

Was awesome! Very nice day walk with great views of Smugglers Cove and the Pacific Ocean. Huge tree's all along the trail. Saw 5-10 whales offshore from the top of the Cape. Tried the chowder at the Ecola Seafood Market in Cannon Beach and didn't think it was all that great...mostly overpriced.

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