Larch Mountain Crater Hike

The Larch Mountain Trail is a lovely circular route that will take 4-5 hours if you are walking at an easy pace. There is a well-worn trail along the whole route and you will be under the tree line most of the time, walking down through the floor of what was once a volcano. There are bathrooms and picnic tables at the midway point.

At Sherrard Point, at the top of Larch, you will be rewarded on a clear day, with stunning views of Mts. Rainier, St. Helens, Adams, Hood, Jefferson, and the Three Sisters.

The route is 7 miles long and the ascent is 1,560 feet. It will take 50 minutes to drive from Portland.

Coordinates: 45.52929 and -122.088.

Central Oregon
Eastern Oregon
Greater Portland
The Gorge + Mt. Hood
Oregon Coast
Southern Oregon
Willamette Valley

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4 years ago

Love this hike! Thanks for posting it on ShareOregon, Cliona! :)


4 years ago

I love it too Rick! I'll be getting put on it again soon


4 years ago

Right on, Cliona! :)

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