Larch Mountain Crater

AreaColumbia Gorge (west - OR)
(Mount Hood National Forest)
Best time to visitJune through early July
Blooming NowNo
Elevation2800-4055 feet
Trail Info6.4 miles, 1200 feet elevation loss/gain
 Hike information - Oregon Hikers Field Guide
 Northwest Forest Pass required!

NOTE: The blue marker indicates the trailhead.


At 4055 feet above sea elevation, the distinctive profile of Larch Mountain is second only to Mount Hood on the Portland skyline. Its ancient crater has been eroded into soil that now supports both forests and meadows which are full of mid-Spring wildflowers.


From Portland, take the Historic Columbia River Highway to just beyond the Portland Women's Forum Overlook. At mile 22.9, turn right onto Larch Mountain Road and proceed 14 miles to the trailhead parking area at the end of the road. Larch Mountain Trail (Trail #441) begins at the southwest corner of the parking lot.

Trip Reports

DateSubmitted by
Reports from previous years
06/04/2016Greg Lief
07/06/2010Harvey Barragar
06/22/2010Greg Lief
07/11/2009Greg Lief
07/21/2008Marianne Nelson
07/01/2008Marianne Nelson

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