Is Larch Mountain Road open?

Larch Mountain Road is closed above the snow gate near milepost 10.

The road will remain closed for most of the 2023 season to complete a paving and repair project.

The final schedule will depend on the weather, from when it’s possible to start work in the spring to when the road has to close for winter in the fall.

Learn more: Larch Mountain Road Paving and Repair

About Larch Mountain Road

Larch Mountain Road is the highest road in Multnomah County’s jurisdiction, reaching an altitude of 4055 feet in east county.

In winter, the county closes public access to recreation areas off upper Larch Mountain Road by installing a snow gate near Milepost 10.  The gate prevents drivers from getting stuck in the snow at upper elevations and reduces snow removal costs in this non-residential area. 

Normally, the upper section of the road reopens for recreational users in late spring at the end of the snow season.  Reopening the gate provides vehicle access all the way to the view parking lot at milepost 14.5 and the walking trail to Sherrard Point.

Snow removal on upper Larch Mountain Road, May 2021