From Oregon Hikers Field Guide
- Hikes to this location:
- Latitude: 45.53271
- Longitude: -122.0878
- Maps: Portland Hikers Maps Google Maps
- Elevation: 4056 feet
Sherrard Point is the exposed volcanic conduit on the top of Larch Mountain. Once the site of a fire lookout, the pinnacle now hosts a fenced observation platform with views of five major volcanic peaks (Rainier, Adams, St Helens, Hood and Jefferson) as well as the Columbia River and scores of lesser summits. It's reachable via a 0.3 mile long paved path (with stairs) or as the climax of a 7.2 mile trek up from the Columbia River at Multnomah Falls.
Larch Mountain is a shield volcano and the most prominent member of the Boring Lava Field. The volcano last erupted about 1.4 million years ago, and the peak was heavily glaciated during the last Ice Age. A nice feature of the viewpoint are concrete slabs marking distances to the volcanic peaks (The Mount Saint Helens panel gives the pre-eruption height).
The road to the upper trailhead is closed (by gate) during the winter months
- Larch Mountain (Summit Post)
- Larch Mountain (Multnomah County, Oregon) (Wikipedia)
- "Larch Mountains, Washington and Oregon" (The Columbia River: A Photographic Journey)
- The Greatest Viewpoint of them all – Sherrard Point (Brian's Brain Dump)
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