Larch Mountain Tr441

3D view of Larch Mountain Trail #441

Overall: 4

Aerobic: 6

Technical: 7

Steepness: 7

Flow: 5

Singletrack: 100%

Larch Mountain Tr441, Multnomah Cr. Way Tr444 and a non-restricted section of Oneonta Tr424 offer some steep, technical singletrack, close to Portland. Just be sure to wait for dry conditions and be ready for rough terrain.

Type

Loop

Length

Avg: 6.5mi

Ascent

Moderate

Elevation Change

TH:3000'
Avg Ascent:1600'

Ascent Incline

9%

Duration

Avg: 2hr

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Forecast

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Review

The Multnomah Falls headwaters originate at Larch Mountain, the source for Multnomah Creek and Oneonta creek.

Too short to be a destination ride, the extinct shield volcano caldera loop offers some steep technical terrain for a short afternoon ride.

Expect the caldera snowpack to last well into June.

This CW loop consists of Larch Mountain Tr441, Multnomah Creek Way Tr444 and Oneonta Tr424.

Those seeking greater climbing challenges might try a CCW loop.

The trail can be pretty loose and rooty, with the occasional stair-step trail surface.

Large rocks and water bars help complete the amusement ride.

The lowest elevation of this loop is at the northern Multnomah Creek Way Tr444 footbridge, so consider the Larch Mountain FR315 THView of Larch Mountain FR315 TH
View of Larch Mountain FR315 TH
instead of the Larch Mtn parking lot.

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Hiking

Several good day hiking loops or various length and difficulty. The Gorge walls are steep, with FR777 (gated, just past the water tank) providing easier access to the upper terrain.

Tanner Butte Tr401 starts in Douglas-fir and noble and silver fir, then switchbacks to Dublin Lake. Create a loop by returning on Tanner Cutoff Tr448. The Columbia Wilderness portion of the trail is brushy and requires good route-finding skills.

Gorge Tr400 parallels I-84, provind a connector for Oneonta Tr424 and Nesmith Point Tr428.

Munra Point Trail and Wahclella Falls Trail are each .9mi in length, offering short dayhike potential.

Directions: I-84 Corbett exit, then follow the Larch Mt. signs. Bear left at the first Y then bear right at intersection just past the Grange Hall, passing a firestation along the way. Ride from the parking lot, or risk parking at the Larch Mountain FR315 TH. View Larger Map. No Map?.

Larch Mountain, Oneonta, Multnomah Creek Way Trail #441 Topo Map

Loop Directions

caldera ride

Larch Mountain Area Topo Map

  • TH: From the Larch Mountain FR315 TH, ride .3mi to the Larch Mtn Tr441 intersection, just prior to the end of FR315, and go left. Descend .8mi, then go right onto Multnomah Cr. Way Tr444 and continue to the intersection with Multnomah Spur Tr446, then go right to stay on Multnomah Cr. Way Tr444.
  • 1mi: Cross the footbridge then begin a gradual ascent that gets steeper after crossing the first creek. Cross the second creek at 1.8mi then work through several switchbacks over rough terrain. Reach the top of this section at 2mi, then continue climbing for .5mi, working around the base of Sherrard Point.
  • 3.5mi: After a mile of relatively flat ridgeline terrain, go right on Oneonta Tr424 and ascend 1mi to FR15 and the Larch Mountain parking area.
  • 4.9mi: At the far end of the parking area, go on Larch Mtn Tr441 and reach the ride summit near the camping area, then enjoy the 11% descent to FR315.
  • 6.3mi: FR315 intersection. Not enough? Do it again..

 

 

Trail Index

This Ride

Larch Mountain Trail 441, Multnomah Creek Way Trail 444, Oneonta Trail 424

Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area Hiking

Angels Rest Trail 415, Bell Creek Trail 459, Devils Rest Trail 420-C, Franklin Ridge Trail 427, Gorge Trail 400, Horsetail Creek Trail 425, Larch Mountain Trail 441, Moffett Creek Trail 430, Munra Point Trail, Nesmith Point Trail 428, Oneonta Trail 424, Tanner Creek Trail 431, Wahclella Falls Trail, Wahkeena Trail 420

Campgrounds

Ainsworth State Park Campground, Eagle Creek Campground, Herman Creek Campground, Indian Springs Campground, Rainy Lake Campground, Wahtum Lake Campground, Wyeth Campground

 

Trail Rankings

Ranking consistently applied to all of the listed trails.

  • Overall Rating: Ride quality and challenge
  • Aerobic: Ascent challenge
  • Technical Difficulty: Terrain challenge
  • Steepness: Average incline
  • Flow: Uninterrupted riding
  • Elevation Change: Total elevation gain
  • Ride Difficulty: Terrain challenge

 

 

 

 

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