Larch Mountain has been sitting up there for a long time and I’ve only ever been there a few times. I’ve probably ridden my bike there more often that I’ve driven, and that doesn’t allow a lot of exploring. Well, let me tell you, there is some spectacular old-growth up there at the headwaters of Multnomah Creek and it’s definitely worth the visit.
Just as I was thinking we were in prime spotted owl habitat, we heard a barred owl. Barred owls are more aggressive and usually displace spotted owls, so while hearing owls is pretty cool, this one wasn’t.
There is a different loop option to the east which I’d like to do just before they close the road or just after they open it.
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- 3 hrs 55 min
- 23 min
- 1.9 mph
- 1.7 mph
- 1,195 ft
- 1,266 ft