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Easy, beginner hike but you’ve got to start somewhere.

hiking
19 days ago

This was a fantastic hike with our kids!!!! The river is gorgeous and the forest is so peaceful.

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty trail. A lot of people. A lot of unleashed dogs. Be prepared to do some ankle deep wading.

Gorgeous trail. Beautiful river vistas.

hiking
1 month ago

beautiful old forest. easy trail

Beautiful easy stroll. A few small and one not as small river crossings.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this hike on July 20th of last year. The weather was perfect, and the hike was gorgeous. There were so many wildflowers on the way up to the falls, and Umbrella Falls itself was very impressive. It was also fun to hike up above the falls and to see the base of the Mt Hood Meadows ski resort. I would say this was a pretty easy hike. I was not in great shape and did not feel like this hike was very hard.

hiking
3 months ago

Gorgeous mossy trees with an easy trail along the river.

Gorgeous old growth trees dripping with green moss and the river is so green! Amazing beauty. I give 5 stars to the first couple miles that is closer to Welches. The section that is past Green Canyon trail doesn’t have as much old growth but does have picnic tables scattered near the campground. It’s also super confusing that 2 trails have such similar names! Old Salmon River trail is #724 and the Salmon River trail is #724A. At one point they are literally right across the road from each other. Confusing when you are trying to rendezvous with someone.

Great easy hike! Beautiful this time of year.

hiking
3 months ago

Flat and easy, but feels really remote. Salmon River was raging today! 12/30/17. A few parts had some small flooding, but it’s passable if you don’t mind getting wet. Old growth forest with an ethereal feel; lots of moss. Only a few other hikers/runners out there today.

We hiked here in late October and there already was some snow. We maybe met 2 more people there. You hike under the ski lifts, the falls at the end - pretty cool!

hiking
5 months ago

There’s 6-18in up there right now. We brought snowshoes, but didn’t end up using them. Trail was well trodden and easy to navigate.

7 months ago

Excellent easy walk but can feel long for kids and those not used to hiking. The trail is very pretty and you can catch sightings of huge fish if you hop over to the Salmon River Trail for about .5 miles.

Tacked on a little side trip to Newton Creek. Great loop!

hiking
7 months ago

Nice hike. The view along the river was beautiful. Lot's of shade which is great for a hot day. Unfortunately someone knocked the porta potty down into the beginning part of the trail so you either have to step around it or enter on the right side of the parking lot as opposed to the left. You should definitely go before you go since there is no bathroom.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful wildflowers. We saw both falls but didn't realize it was a loop until we returned and looked at a map. We went to the second Falls and back. Scrambling down to see the second falls (can't think of the name) was fun. Extremely dusty for most of the trail. Had to throw every piece of clothing straight into the washing machine. So worth it though!

Really nice hike especially today through beautiful wildflowers in bloom. Signage was not great - we missed the turn for Umbrella Falls (sigh! That's was happens when you're from out of town...) but we made the loop described here on the site and then drove up to the falls afterward :) all good :)

One of our favorite places in the area. Easy walk with great nature views. Perfect place to walk the dogs or hang out by the river. $5.00 parking fee but if you live in the area only $25.00 for the year. So worth the annual pass.

hiking
8 months ago

Early morning hike - 7am start time. Total hike took about 2.5 hours, and the 'steep' parts are during the last half of the hike before the falls.

Hike passes near ski lifts, and if you climb Umbrella Falls (paths on both sides), congrats - you've reached Mt Hood Ski Resort's parking lot!

7/13/17. What a lovely trail. We were able to see two waterfalls starting at the Elk Ridge Trailhead, Umbrella and Sahalie Falls. When you get to the road after Sahalie, go left on the road to car.

Diverse, beautiful.

too close to the road.

hiking
9 months ago

Mostly easy trail (first 2 miles is uphill and may be a little challenging for novice hikers). Went yesterday and while there were still patches of snow, no obstructions to doing entire loop.

Great family friendly hiking trail on old growth forest

Green, cool, peaceful.

hiking
9 months ago

This hike was beautiful, but I was out here a week ago in mid-June, and the snow made the return loop trail impossible to find!!! Would strongly suggest an out-and-back approach!!!

Very peaceful and beautiful trail that is great for kids! This has become a family favorite. Has picnic tables and BBQ's for use. $5.00 parking fee,

So pretty. The Oregon moss along the side of the river is so beautiful. Enjoy! Super easy trail.

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