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Hike-in Required
No
Open Year-round
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ADA accessible
No
Guided tours
No
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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.

Logistics + Planning

Preferable season(s)

Spring
Summer
Fall

Congestion

High

Parking Pass

NW Forest Pass

Pros

Incredible Gorge viewpoint. Nearby hiking trails.

Cons

Crowds.

Pets allowed

Allowed

Address

Trail #441
Cascade Locks, OR 97014
United States

Features

Big vistas

Location

Field Guide + Map

Comments

10/25/2017
Can I drive to Sherrard point from Portland or is the road closed due to the fire damage?
10/20/2008
Such beautiful views up there.
11/20/2007
Anyone living in the Northwest must visit this place. Convenient views of the nearby volcanoes and the gorge!
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