Explore the most popular hiking trails in Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Awesome hike! Bit crowded and the small parking lot fills up quick on the weekends.
Mirror lake is a refreshing stop before a little incline! The view is crazy good, especially on a clear day. We saw 6 peaks!
As of Sunday 5/13/18 the last mile was still a bit slushy with snow. A little slippery at times but very do able.

This is my favorite view I’ve found around Mt Hood. Offers a beautiful lake and lush alpine forest. Then a steady climb for a great 360 degree view. Complete with five snow peak mountains. Really really nice! Snow was passable and not too slippery. Wait two weeks and it will be gone.

The hike was beautiful but we couldn't do the last mile because there was too much snow the higher up we were. We got to a narrow partof the trail that was covered in snow and had a 1,000+ foot drop off the side and it was too much for me! Will definitely come back and finish this summer!

Very nice old growth trail! Definitely what I think of when I think Pacific Northwest. However as an out of stater that just wanted to go for a walk, the Oregon State Park parking system is confusing. You drive all the way to the trailhead to find out it’s a pay area but no way to pay and little or no cell service. And I couldn’t find a day parking box or anything. I’d gladly pay to help support the parks but you are supposed to squire a Pass before arriving... Oregonians may already know this but the rest of us don’t.

Wonderful hike through an old growth forest. Bio-diversity was astounding. Adjacent to the Salmon.River so took lots of pictures

backpacking
23 days ago

Great overnight journey. We did this loop counter clockwise. Didn’t find a good access point for Kinzel Lake. Trail from Kinzel Lake to Green Canyon trail was mostly still snow covered. Excited to do this again later in the season. Hunchback trail could use some maintenance; blow downs.

Snowshoes were needed for the top hour or so (but didn't need microspikes). Knee- to thigh-deep snow; definitely wish I had at least brought the gaiters. Great views and beautiful forest.

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

Great trail. We only went up to the first lookout point on the ridge looking down to the river. We’re looking forward to doing it again and going through the entire loop. VERY heavy traffic with lots of people and dogs, so don’t expect to be on your own. Overall very fun.

hiking
2 months 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
2 months ago

beautiful old forest. easy trail

hiking
2 months ago

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

Awesome trail for snowshoeing and hiking! The 360 view of mountains and Mount Hood on a clear day is incredible!

I’m not gonna lie; the trip out is pretty exhausting- 5 miles of constant uphill, a lot of it quite steep. The hike back downhill was no picnic either- make sure you leave yourself enough daylight! The trail is beautiful and very isolated and quiet, and the views of Mt Hood as you climb up are amazing.

This was my first snowshoeing trip ever, and my first time on this trail. The hardest part for me was the added mile from parking to trail head especially on our way back. The trail itself is moderately challenging lots of climbing with a couple areas that are flat. The summit was steep and a little scary on the way down as there was ice and just a very light layer of snow. Unfortunately it was cloudy and windy at the top and we didn’t experience the beautiful views we were hoping for. Next time I’ll do this one on a clear day. Hiked 1/20/2018

Pack the jetboil and sunrise hike!!! Dope!

I love this trail - all seasons.
The trail today was mostly snow free up to Mirror Lake, but after that it gets snowy (with the exception of a couple patches). It is definitely doable without snowshoes or microspikes, but I was grateful for my microspikes. Gets a little confusing up top to follow the trail, but just keep an eye on boot prints.

Beautiful day! Be prepared to walk from the SkiBowl parking lot which adds another mile each way. Not much snow to Mirror Lake today, but all snow past the lake to the top of Tom, Dick, and Harry trail. Clamp-ons would be handy, but totally doable with hiking boots. Be prepared for 2' snow at the top.

The hike itself is five stars but a star was deducted because you can’t park at the entrance to the hike right now. It’s a little bogus to have to walk nearly a mile on highway 26 when there isn’t snow in the forecast and plenty of space to park. That’s literally the only option unless you want to disregard 14 giant “your car will be towed” and “no parking “ signs.
This weekend, snowshoes weren’t necessary, the trail was fairly packed all the way up but spikes may have made it a little easier. No view today, we were stuck in a cloud but since lots of tourists were scared of the no parking signs, we had the mtn all to ourselves. Will go back in the spring when parking at Ski Bowl doesn’t add an annoying mile and a half of highway shoulder hiking.

It started snowing today, so I was happy to have snowshoes beyond Mirror Lake. I was the first to the top today, so the trail had been covered by last night’s snowfall. If this happens to you, just remember to take a sharp left at the cairn. Enjoy!

hiking
4 months ago

Gorgeous mossy trees with an easy trail along the river.

hiking
4 months ago

Great hike, beautiful views. Take micro spikes or crampons if you have them. Some areas were slippery along the ledges with the snow and ice.

Beautiful views of the lake. Great for snow shoeing in the winter

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.

beautiful. went with spikes and had zero issues today. trail had ice/snow mix on trail. it's a moderate hike for a moderate hiker.

What an awesome way to begin the year!! Definitely an ass kicker but the gorgeous view at the top was so worth it! Got to see Mt St. Helens, Rainier, Hood, Butte & Zigzag. Most people were in spikes or snow shoes due to the snow levels already up there.

What a great hike! We got lucky and had a view of all the peaks from the top, St. Helens, Rainer, Butte, & Zig Zag! Nice moderate hike but definitely bring your snow shoes or ice spikes this time of year. We’ll be headed back in the summer to do it again!!

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