Sherrard Point sits at 4,062 feet at the summit of Larch Mountain. It can be easily reached by driving to the parking lot that sits a quarter mile from the summit, or for the more adventurous and fit visitor, by hiking the Larch Mountain Trail that starts at Multnomah Falls.
Larch Mountain's summit is one of the higher places in the Columbia River Gorge. As such, the view of the Cascade Range volcanoes is impressive. Looking from south to north, there are unencumbered vistas of Mount Jefferson, Olallie Butte, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount Rainier and Mount St. Helens. The name Larch Mountain is a misnomer, as there are no larch trees in the area. Instead, early lumberman sold the noble fir that is prevalent on the mountain as larch.
Please note, the road to the viewpoint is snow-covered in the winter. It doesn't open to the summit until late May or early June depending on when the snows fully melt and the county reopens it, and it closes again in late fall. A vault toilet and ample picnic benches are provided for visitors. Parking at the top requires a Northwest Forest Pass or a $5 day use fee.