Larch Mountain Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

13.9 mi
DISTANCE
3,095 ft
GAINED
4.1 %
AVG. GRADE

4 FIETS
FULL CLIMB STATS

Page Contributor(s): Zac Bloomfield, Fairview, OR

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This is a very popular and pleasant bike climb out of Portland with amazing views of 5 spectacular snow capped volcanic peaks - Rainier, Adams, St. Helens, Hood and Jefferson. 
Average grade is 4.1% (4.5% climb only).  7% of the ride is descent, 49% is at 0-5% grade and 44% is at 5-10%.  The steepest quarter mile is 8.8% and steepest mile 6.3%. 

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Roadway:  Excellent condition 2 lane road with center stripe and no shoulder. 

Traffic:  Mild.

Parking:  At the Portland Women's Forum State Scenic Viewpoint 1/2 mile from climb start  - Route Map; Street View

Fee:  There is a $5 for vehicles but cyclists are free as of 2020. 
Provisions:  There are no spots to get food or water on this climb. The closest food is at  Corbett Country Market 1.7 miles west of the climb start (Route Map; Google Map + Reviews). 
Be sure to bring a cable and lock and walking show and walk the quarter mile at 10% to Sherrard Point where you have views of 3 Washington Volcanic Peaks to the north (Rainier, St. Helens and Adams), and 2 Oregon (Hood to the east and Jefferson south) - Google Map + Reviews - note:  this is a rare full 5.0 rating).   Another option is to do the popular and scenic 15 mile out and back Larch Mountain Trail (AllTrails - Larch Mountain Trail). 

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