Larch Mountain Trail is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Multnomah County, Oregon. It is within Mark O. Hatfield Wilderness Area. It is 3.1 miles long and begins at 3,903 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.9 miles with a total elevation gain of 889 feet. The Larch Mountain parking is near the trailhead. There are also restrooms. Larch Mountain (elevation 3,944 feet) can be seen along the trail.
Larch Mountain Trail Professional Reviews and Guides
"Deep, mossy green forests, pristine creeks, and cascading waterfalls—the natural beauty of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area is spectacular. Larch Mountain Trail 441 begins as a paved path that winds steeply up a ridge to a high point above Multnomah Falls Lodge. Here you’re treated to grand views of 620-foot Multnomah Falls, one of Oregon’s leading tourist attractions. Continuing past the falls, the trail parallels Multnomah Creek, traversing up the side of Larch Mountain to yet another unforgettable view, this time of several of the Cascades’ major volcanic peaks."
--Lizann Dunegan, Hiking Oregon (State Hiking Guides Series) (Falcon Guides).
"You can drive to this summit, but why? you’d miss a half-dozen waterfalls and some of the finest old-growth forest in the gorge—plus the workout of your life! Follow a historical trail to the top of this ancient volcano, and gaze out at five active volcanoes from its open summit. The distance is long and the elevation grand, but most of the grade is moderate, following alongside tumbling creeks nearly the entire way. Just don’t expect a golden forest streaking the mountain come fall—there are no larches."
--Craig Romano, Day Hiking Columbia River Gorge (The Mountaineers Books).
"Climb from near sea level at the Multnomah Falls Lodge to nearly 4,000 feet elevation atop Larch Mountain. In the first 2 miles, this route passes three major waterfalls."
--Fred Barstad, Best Hikes Near Portland, Oregon (Falcon Guides).
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