Northwest Wildflowers

Wildflower Destinations > Columbia River Gorge (West)

Larch Mountain Crater

Multnomah County, Oregon

Mt. Hood National Forest

Fees: NW Forest Pass

Activity: hiking

Elevation: 2782'-4050'

Current status (as of 5/25/24): early blooms

Notes: If you'd rather start your hike at a relatively low point instead of the mountaintop parking lot, you can park at the hairpin turn on Larch Mountain Road and connect with the loop via an old forest road; this adds abut 0.6 miles.

Peak wildflower bloom at Larch Mountain Crater is typically from early June through mid-July, but there may be some flowers blooming from early May until early August.*

Typical year:

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* The dates given on this Web site for each location's blooming season are only estimates and can vary from year to year. Weather conditions in the winter and spring can shift these dates by up to a month, especially in the mountains. For the latest updates, check the Oregon Wildflowers or PortlandHikers Facebook groups, or browse the most recent postings to iNaturalist or Instagram.