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Larch Mountain

Average Rating:    (4.43 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 7

Fiarly easy climb until the last .75 miles where it gets steep and rocky. Saw some stunts in the area and there is the potential to shuttle it. Hopefully none will stoop that low. At the top turn back or continue to Grouse Vista, cross the road and take the Tarbell trail down to Rock Creek Campground. Makes a nice little 20+- loop.
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Latitude
45.644768217751924
Longitude
-122.6513671875
Trail Directions
Same as Cold creek/Tarbell. Take 162nd north to Ward/182nd north. Right/East at 139th st. Stay on this for a few miles. Will turn to dirt and pass the Corrections Facility. Trailhead is on the right and posted well. Trailhead is approx 15 miles from 500/162nd intersection.
Trail Length
6 one way
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Vancouver
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (7 Reviews Total) View All | Next 5

Review Date
September 19, 2008

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 3 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 3 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Ridden Once

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5.00 of 5, 1.00 votes

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Reviewed by: jmcnicho ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
Just tried this one out for the first time last night. I agree that this trail is perfect for an afterwork quicky. Climb is challenging but not a killer, downhill is hairy and fast with sketchy obsticles that seem to come out of nowhere. Definitely one I would like to do more so I can get a better feel for it- some fun banked turns that if you get into the rhythem you can shred down at near full speed. Top part is a boulder field that chewed up my 4' bike, but looked easy for my buddy on a vp free with monster tires. Go fast and ignore the boulders, 9/10 times that works out : )

Recommended Route:
Out and back, didn't try the side trails.



Comments
jmcnicho (06/29/2009)
Trail has been trashed by logging in the last few weeks. Some discussion going with the DNR to salvage it, but status is pretty fuzzy now. There's still a trail, but it ends sooner and the once very nice woods now are a field of clear cut. Too bad.
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Review Date
May 19, 2007

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Jaybo ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
A rocky loose trail. It is a nice ride for after work but is not my idea of a great cross country trail. It is a quasi downhill trail with lots of rock fields and loose dirt. It appears the motocross guys have torn it up a bit. Too bad! If you ride a hardtail avoid it. It is rough. The area has been HAMMERED by foresting. Again, a good after work ride.

Recommended Route:
Out and back is my recommendation if you are a cross country rider. Shuttle to top would be great for a downhill rider. Avoid top section if you are on a short travel cross country bike. Again, avoid it on a hardtail.

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Siouxin, Tarbell, Grouse,



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Review Date
October 8, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 5 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.25 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: sman ,  Downhiller

Summary:
Who's being malicious, I think all uf us freeriders need to band together because people that complain about trails often destroy them. People need to go around obstacles or build different lines untill they can learn to handle more difficult things. All trails can be fun if we can understand this concept. That's my point

Recommended Route:
you're molestation comment is just wrong, you're just another sick minded person that the rest of us try to keep ourselves and our kids AWAY from

Other recommended trails in the same area:
If you can find it, enjoy it. If you don't like it, you don't have to ride it. Others have put alot of work into it, so respect it, or we will go secret 7 on you!



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Review Date
July 7, 2003

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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1.00 of 5, 4.00 votes

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Reviewed by: steve-o , from vancouver

Summary:
This is steve-o (not the guy from Jackass, just a guy who 'is' a jackass). Me and my secret society of 7 losers love to play cowboys & indians by the Walmart in vancouver. Come join us as we are severly lonely and have nothing better to do than waste space on MTBR being malicious in our postings. Seriously though, Larch Mtn is a great ride. Your climb is rewarded by some excellent downhill and enough obstacles to keep you on your toes. It's worth the drive if you are coming from anywhere outside Vancouver/Brush Prairie. Stick to the main roads as all the back FS roads are currently closed for maintenance. Don't let tools like steve-ho and the 7 dwarfs ruin it for you. He's the reason that Vancouver schools have some of the lowest graduation rates in the state.

Recommended Route:
between the pockmarked hills and down into the dark hole (my dad enjoys this route)

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Tarbell but stay away from 7 guys dressed like pocahontas and/or the lone ranger.



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Review Date
April 9, 2003

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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3.00 of 5, 2.00 votes

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Reviewed by: steve-o , from vancouver

Summary:
Oh,I wish the rocks weren't here so can go slow and not twist my ankle. dumbass, go faster and you'll float over the top

Recommended Route:
downhill

Other recommended trails in the same area:
secret 7 created most all trails in the area and therefore have supreme reign over all



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