Larch Mountain Trail is a 15 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bridal Veil, Oregon that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length15.0 miElevation gain3,989 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashBackpackingCampingHikingForestRiverViewsWaterfallWildflowersWildlifeMuddySnowWashed out
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The trailhead has a nice, large parking lot which requires a $5 (cash!) fee or a recreation pass. However, if you park on the side of the road before the trailhead you don't have to cough up the $5. There was a Candyman-esque bathroom shack in the picnic area, but we didn't venture in to check them out.

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Mykhailo Tymenko
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Alexie Damian
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11 Switchbacks one way

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Fernando Mejia
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Closed

As of 2/26/21 The road to the trailhead is blocked by a downed tree about 6mi before the trailhead.

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Viri Solis
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HikingGreat!MuddyRockySnow

2/7/21 Loved it! So many falls and little streams along the way. We parked at multnomah, started the hike at Wahkeena Falls until it led us to Larch Mt. - some of the trail was muddy and there’s some snow and slush once you get close to the summit, but overall pretty moderate hike. Waterproof shoes are a must

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Haiying Kuang
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No views at the top today :( The snow was thigh deep at the top and breaking trail to take Oneonta Trail back to Larch Mtn trail was super tiring (and stupid). I was lucky enough to be able to follow a single set of footprints after a few miles of navigating on my own (using the downloaded AllTrails map). There’s a good chance I would’ve gotten lost if it weren’t for this one hiker who was ahead of me. If I do this again, I’d stick to Larch mtn trail to be safe. It’s super easy to navigate and the snow on the trail itself has been stomped down until about a mile from the very top.

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Alec Medina
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Claire Sroka
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Deanna Reiber
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Shaunita Wells
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HikingGreat!

Hiked Part of this trail but didn’t make it to the summit. It’s fully open and beautiful!

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Chris Anderson
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D Thompson
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HikingOver grown

Larch Mountain Trail is open from the top (Larch Mtn Recreation Area) down to the junction with the Wahkeena trail. Below that it's closed. You cannot access Multnomah Falls or any of the waterfalls on lower Larch. You can start from the bottom if you start at the Wahkeena trailhead, but as they have closed off virtually all of the parking there, it's much MUCH more practical right now to start from the top. The trail is still quite overgrown in several sections. If you're not certain about what you're getting yourself into, the Larch Mtn Crater Loop trail is probably a better choice.

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Ray Azordegan
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HikingBugsGreat!Over grownRocky

Started at Sherard point and hiked to the edge of multnomah falls which was closed. As you walk through the forest, DONT forget your bug spray. Yellow jackets and horseflies will accompany you through the forest. This trail was just opened yesterday 1 or two days ago. They cut trees blocking the path but the trail is very over grown for a couple of miles. This is a grueling hike. Not at all good for children or even dogs. To get the dog through the overgrown area, take a machete with you I was the ONLY hiker I saw during the entire. hike for 16 miles. Nice workout and wonderful peace and quiet. Enjoy.

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Jorge Alicea
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Hey I'm just wondering if the trail is currently open? If anyone can let me know that'd be very much appreciated.

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Kara Freeman
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HikingMuddy

Great long walk and views up top.

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Evan Brown
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Brutal, but soooo worth it

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Christoph F
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I was surprised to see how sunny and open the trail is since the wildfires burned through. Snowy patches starting at about 2000 feet and getting more solid at 2300. Recommend poles and micro spikes to make it all the way. Definitely need waterproof boots.

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Ripley LaCross
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HikingBlowdownMuddyRockySnow

Hiked from Multnomah Falls as far as we could, made it within 1/4 mile of the picnic area/endpoint but couldn't complete due to snowy and icy conditions and the steep drop at the end. If I return for Round 2 within the month I'll bring Microspikes. The last two miles is currently under 1 to 3 feet of snow which is freezing at night. Hard crust, good for spikes, but too slippery for trail runners.

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Shauna O'Neal
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Incredible views at the top made the hike up (with increasing snow the last 3 miles) so worth it. I brought spikes and didn’t need them, but given how soft the snow was in the afternoon, and how hard it was to find the trail at the top with the snow, I *maybe* wish I had had snowshoes for the last mile? But just because it would have been nicer, it was certainly possible without them. Lots of fallen trees, none particularly hard to get around. Would totally do this again.

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Kyle Runyon
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Pissing rain from the start. Snow free until about mile 4, then it’s snow the rest of the way up. 1ft was the deepest we got. No views... just fog and ice pellets. There are some trees down in certain parts, but they’re pretty easy to navigate around. Lost trail once or twice because of fresh snow, but ended up finding it rather quickly with the help of GPS.

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