Portland, OR: Larch Mountain

Countless waterfalls, 100-mile mountain views, and groves of ancient trees make this 8.6-mile, one-way trek one of the best dayhikes in the region.
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Countless waterfalls, 100-mile mountain views, and groves of ancient trees make this 8.6-mile, one-way trek one of the best dayhikes in the region.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 13.5

Waypoints

LMV001

Location: 45.5289344787598, -122.08763885498

Larch Mtn. Picnic Area. Sidetrip: Head N to Sherrard Point and mountain overlook

LMV002

Location: 45.5326843261719, -122.087715148926

Sherrard Point (4,056 ft.); go back to picnic area and hike SE

LMV003

Location: 45.5279998779297, -122.081436157227

Upper Trailhead onto Oneonta Trail #424

LMV004

Location: 45.5350341796875, -122.06616973877

L @ Y onto Trail #444; follow gorgeous creek and enjoy occasional vistas

LMV005

Location: 45.5357513427734, -122.080947875977

River crossings along switchbacks; turn L onto Multnomah Creek Spur Trail; cross bridge

LMV006

Location: 45.5473022460938, -122.07829284668

Turn L, and cross creek on rustic bridge; turn R .1 mile later; small waterfalls ahead

LMV007

Location: 45.5588684082031, -122.079734802246

Trail opens up @ huge rockslide and scree field

LMV008

Location: 45.5617179870606, -122.079063415527

Giant waterfall near footbridge

LMV009

Location: 45.569278717041, -122.09220123291

Swift mountain streams dotted with waterfalls flow into Multnomah Creek; trail passes under large old growth trees

LMV010

Location: 45.5790328979492, -122.117919921875

Multnomah Falls trailhead; set up a car shuttle before starting this hike, or retrace your steps to make it a very big day