Huckleberry Mountain via Boulder Ridge Trail

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Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness

Huckleberry Mountain via Boulder Ridge Trail is a 10.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Welches, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length10.9 miElevation gain3,362 ftRoute typeOut & back
Dogs on leashHikingNature tripsWalkingForestRiverViewswild-flowersWildlifeBridge outFee
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Users have noted that the footbridge is temporarily out on this trail due to flooding (December 2020). Please check with local rangers for updates. There is a parking fee. Excellent scenery and a great hike! The elevation gain can be tough at times.

Travel Oregon, 670 Hawthorne St, Suite 240 , Salem, OR, 97301, Phone: 800-547-7842

Directions from Sandy: Travel east of Highway 26 for 15.4 miles and turn right (south) at the Wildwood Recreation Site, where the trail begins. Wildwood is located in the wooded strip between the east Brightwood exit and community of Wemme.

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Abdullah Azzouni
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Kara Freeman
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Trail closed 12/20/20 due to a bridge washed out. Thank you to the ranger who gave me the heads up, if only they could post a sign at the entrance so that I wouldn’t have wasted that fee.

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Jessi Moot
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12/24/20- trail is closed until further notice as footbridge was washed out in stage flooding. On to plan B.

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La Mo
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HikingFeeIcy

We only did 2.5 miles to a lookout of Mt Hood, but it was worth it-a little bit of gain over the couple of miles. Our medium size dogs had no problem doing it, and we did it with our backpacks on to get a little more of a workout. Most of the trail had slush, water, ice, or snow although there was not much accumulated. We did it in boots to the lookout. Microspikes and snow shoes were not needed to that point. il Poles were helpful for a couple of spots but not needed. The parking lot was icy with a few vehicles around 11am on Saturday and more by the time we got back but not close to being full. $5 fee or interagency pass needed. NW Pass isn't accepted. The bathrooms were open with running water. This is an easy trailhead to get to.

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Andrea Lowgren
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Snow starts at mile 4. Glad I had spikes. At the top it was pretty deep. easy TH to access, beautiful views on a clear day. Pine needles on trail, no mud.

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Mark Ferdig
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wonderful. snow for the last mile + which was tough going but well worth it.

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EK Franzese
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Nice trail, great hike!

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Sxoxot Pnw
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Hiking

Perfect day, such a challenging but rewarding hike. Beautiful views. My pup had me running up some parts

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Nathan Mitchell
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Three years ago to the day tomorrow 10/21/17 I went hiking during a storm and was lost for 5 days -after leaving the Plaza trail is essentially a continuation of the Boulder Ridge trail (to avoid the storming atmospheric river) after going off trail I hunkered down at a lower elevation a bit out of the storm but slipped in a landslide and scrambled back to a tree for support then the next morning was disoriented I descended down a ridge line and then followed a creek for four days ending up in Cheeny Creek. I was rescued at the bottom on the Bonanza trail by the switchbacks after moving down one of the canyons - so bring a map and a backup flashlight! Salmon Mountain is very remote but good hike on a nice day and lots of wildlife . When I went back a year later after my recovery was a beautiful day actually and excellent time Boulder ridge to Plaza trail to Salmon Mountain Ridge 27 mile day no issues when it’s sunny and days are long. Just be careful on this hike.

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Matthew Knepper
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Excellent scenery and a great hike! the elevation gain can be tough at time

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Cody Heindselman
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Great views at the top!

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billy welsh
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It was a good hike. The mileage was around 13. Stop at the second clearing at the end. The trail just turns into another trail. 90% of the trail is shaded. Seen two people all day.

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Ashtyn Cannon
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There are no directions to get there and I was led to two NONEXISTENT addresses from THIS APP!!! I was completely lost without service.

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Chris Anderson
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Emily Manke
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Great hike, challenging climb but good shade & nice views. The mileage total is more than advertised, you have to hike in on the ‘wetland’ trail for half a mile or so before the Boulder Ridge Trail starts.

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Marissa McDonald
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fun and rough at the same time. lots of shade throughout the hike. Many down trees that are passable

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Melinda M
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Hiking

Gate into Wildwood rec area and trailhead opens at 8am. Awesome climb up to great views of Mt Hood.

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harley cat
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$5 to enter the park that houses the trail. The park is cool it has a wetland and a stream preservation area. The trail is mostly through the woods and shaded, saw a few mushrooms, not many flowers currently. View at the top is nice.

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Eric Jurkovic
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Great climb, great views, not too busy - a solid option for the outdoor enthusiast.

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Janet Ruzich
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This was a workout! The view from the top would have been awesome if it was a clear day. We only got to see the tip of Mt Hood. There were plenty of wild flowers and very few people.

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Sherie Ludlow
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wonderful hike!! bring lots of water.

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K H
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As of 5/8 gate is still closed. Don’t block as hosts still access. Additional .5 mile walk to trailhead. Steep/rocky and wet to start then steep switchbacks for first ~1.25 miles. Fresh blowdown but passable. Then steady climb. Packed snow near top, 1-2’ deep, on and off for .25 -.5 miles but passable. Was dry on the 8th but hiked the beginning portion a week ago and switchbacks were slick so beware if it’s recently rained. Windy and chilly at top despite warm temps in upper 70s. We continued onto the Trolly trail but gave up after .5 miles due to excessive blow down. stunning Mountain View’s. Not much past the view of Adams and Hood together. Would also say that this is more difficult (due to elevation/grade) than other moderate hikes.

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Tina Richerson
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Beautiful trail with a good steady climb. It rained the night before which resulted in lots of active small “waterfalls”. Although Rec area is closed due to Covid conditions, you can park your car outside the gate and walk .5 miles to trail head. I didn’t see another person on the trail the whole time. About 1500 feet or so from the end of the trail the snow pack was melting and I didn’t feel safe to complete the hike as I was alone and unsure of my safety. Soooo close. Yes it’s windy on the east side of the ridge, bring extra layers and 2 liters of water. I enjoyed a cool dip in the salmon river after the hike.

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Kaitlyn Wright
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Really beautiful views of Hood ~2 - 2.5 miles in (on a clear, sunny day). Will be coming back to do this whole trail someday!

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Felicity Tasson
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Candace Moon
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Awesome boulder/rock field, magnificent views of Helens, & overall incredible trail with so many winds & turns. Getting to the end of the trail is completely worth every step, push thru to the end to be rewarded with incredible views for miles & miles. Saw bunny tracks, elk tracks, & witnessed many birds.

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