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This article is about Larch Mountain in northern Oregon, east of Portland. For others, see Larch Mountain
Larch Mountain

Larch Mountain, as seen from Washougal, Washington
Elevation 4,061 ft (1,237.8 m) NAVD 88[1]
Prominence 975 ft (297.2 m) [2]
Location Multnomah County, Oregon, USA
Range Cascades
Coordinates 45°31′57.9″N 122°05′16.1″W / 45.53275°N 122.087806°W / 45.53275; -122.087806Coordinates: 45°31′57.9″N 122°05′16.1″W / 45.53275°N 122.087806°W / 45.53275; -122.087806 [1]
Topo map USGS Multnomah Falls
Type Shield volcano [3]
Volcanic arc/belt Boring Lava Field
Easiest route Drive

Larch Mountain is an extinct volcano near Portland, Oregon. The name is misleading, as no western larch (a large deciduous, coniferous tree) can be found there. It received that name when early lumbermen sold the Noble Fir wood as larch. The peak can be reached on paved Larch Mountain Road, 16 miles (26 km) east of Corbett, Oregon. From the north side of the large summit parking lot hiking trails leads around the volcano's caldera to Sherrard Point [4] with an outstanding view of nearby Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount Jefferson, Mount Rainier near Seattle and Mount St. Helens, an active volcano. Another trail leads 6.8 miles (10.9 km) north to the foot of Multnomah Falls near the Columbia River, visiting many lesser waterfalls along the way, many of which emanate from the mountain. Larch Mountain is a shield volcano like the type found in Hawaii, with broad slopes covering tens of square kilometers.

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View from summit


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