Larch Mountain

Troutdale, Oregon 97060

Larch Mountain

Larch Mountain Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"The classic 45.4-mile round-trip ride from the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Site in Troutdale to the summit of the Larch Mountain Crater is not a casual Sunday leg stretch. A mettle-testing, 3,800-foot climb through exemplary Northwest forest is the primary reason for the ride.

That being said, there are a handful of postcard-worthy views along the way, capped by a 360-degree, jaw- dropping panorama at Sherrard Point, the summit of the Larch Mountain Crater. On a clear day victorious riders can claim views of Mounts Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, and Hood among the visual rewards for their efforts."

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75 Classic Rides Oregon (The Mountaineers Books)
Jim Moore
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"Yes, there are plenty of steeper climbs in the West Hills. And Mount Hood is a tough, long climb, but it’s on a major highway. You can’t get that long, steady eff ort in an isolated setting without heading out toward the Columbia Gorge and taking on Larch. It’s no mistake that hill-climb time-trials are held here." Read more

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Skill Level
3-5 hours
Riding Time
Oregon Road & Recreation Atlas: Page 107 D9
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Dec 2018