Salmon River Trail is a 25.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Welches, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 for 17.9 miles. Turn south on Salmon River Road and follow it for five miles to the trailhead.
great place for a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip.
Gorgeous trail!! Absolutely loved it
Not my cup of tea. Most of the short section I did was right along the road. This would be a great hike for walking the dog or taking your kids out though.
Great hike for dogs. Easy trail to walk, with several small streams to cross for water. If you are looking for an overnight, you can continue up to the Kinzel Trail, and then up the hill to Kinzel Lake. Add a little adventure by stopping over at Devil's Lookout Tower (about a mile away).
You start the hike by going through an Old Growth area. Then head to a wonderful bluff overlook area with a meadow filled with flower and butterfly's at the 4.5 mile mark. Yes the trial is not well marked. Just keep walking along the river, you will mostly be just fine.
Magical old-growth woods near the start. Worth the price of admission. The natural meadow/clearing around mile 3.6 is a good turn around point, there is a falling hazard there but no worse than any other trail in Oregon.
Beautiful trail, poorly marked.
Good trail. Bit on the crowded side, but good overall. After a easy amble up the trail it climbs steeply up to an amazing viewpoint.