Originally Posted by EastPDX
It is part of the fault line of the Cascade Range 10 miles to the West of the volcanic peaks of the Cascade Range.
Look at Mt. Hood from Portland and the tallest hill to the left and in front with the cliff (notch on the North side) at the peak. That is Larch Mountain and the Snow Gates are still closed this late in the Spring.
yep, this is the one. It's a little over 4k feet tall. There is a 14 mile road to the summit off the Historic Gorge Highway, in between the Women's Forum viewpoint and the Vista House. Last year it opened May 10th. This year? Apparently July isn't even a guarantee. One of the best car accessible viewpoints of Mt. Hood, when it's open. Plenty of trails lead to the top as well, including a seven mile route starting at Multnomah Falls. The road is open up to mile ten though so I suppose that'd be shorter. Either way I imagine one needs snow shoes, which I've never used (and they sound expensive...).
I knew about the one in Clark County from looking at maps (near Silver Star and Little Baldy), but not the one near the coast. They need to come up with more mountain names! I mean how hard is this? Reminds me of Black Butte. At first I wondered why they'd have a beer from Bend named after a butte near Mt Shasta, but apparently there is a Black Butte in central Oregon as well.