Cascade Streamwatch Trail [CLOSED]

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Cascade Streamwatch Trail [CLOSED] is a 0.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Welches, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 39 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

paved

river

views

wild flowers

muddy

closed

It has been reported this trail has a temporary closure due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information.

hiking
closed
30 days ago

Closed for now.

hiking
8 months ago

Accessible trail for strollers and wheelchairs. Really nice river views and benches to sit. More of a stroll than a hike but it was still really beautiful and the park is super well maintained. Our elderly and mobility challenged family members were able to get around easily which makes it a great spot for groups with varied accessibility needs.

hiking
Sun May 05 2019

Short paved path with nice views. Great spot for a quick walk with the dog or for posting up at a picnic table for lunch/dinner or to just read and hang out for a while. Sometimes busy, and usually see lots of kiddos around, but always still a peaceful spot!

hiking
snow
Sat Mar 09 2019

walking
Sun Dec 30 2018

It’s a light route to take in the beautiful green scenery off the “beaten path” to gaze at the trees. I did enjoy walking my dog and saw a few openings to the river. It’s so peaceful with the rushing water flowing by. This time of year you won’t see the fish at the underwater hatchery they have to observe the flow- but that’s okay. This place has plenty of walking areas and history to read about the area.

hiking
Mon Sep 17 2018

$5.00 parking fee, so very worth it! I was able to take my wheelchair ridden grandmother on all the trails!! This was the only place in Mount Hood area that we could find for her. Good job whoever runs this park on your ADA accessibility! Very well kept yet still smack in the middle of nature with lots of river access. Very impressed!

Mon Jul 09 2018

Excellent forest walk.

Tue Jul 03 2018

Sweet walk, fun for kids, nice nature!

walking
Thu Aug 17 2017

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.

walking
Thu Jun 22 2017

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,

hiking
Thu May 04 2017

Easy trails. Absolutely breath taking. Very well kept up and clean.

Mon May 01 2017

Short and sweet but incredibly beautiful!

hiking
Sat Aug 27 2016

so much fun! We spent hours there going through the streamwatch, the wetlands and the playground area. my kids favorite part was a little stream on the Boulder ridge trail just off the wetlands trail. We spent a good half hour just playing in the water there.

hiking
Sun Jun 12 2016

Easy, great for all ages. Lots of wildlife!

walking
Fri Apr 08 2016

This trail is easy but well worth the hike or walk . We hiked it early and the photo ops were endless. BLM has done a great job with the interpretive signage.

walking
Fri May 29 2015

Nicely maintained wheelchair accessible paved path through the woods along the Salmon River. Very peaceful with the babbling river nearby. Nice picnic areas. Easily accessible restrooms. Covered picnic shelters. The cascade river watch trail is 3/4 mile paved loop. The wetlands trail is closed due to damage at the boardwalk. You can walk the paved pathway part of the wetlands and then turn back. Great place to go with young kids or the elderly or disabled. Stroller friendly. River is easily accessible. Lots of places to sit on the pathway and there is a viewing window where you can see fish swimming in the river.

hiking
Sat Nov 29 2014

The Enchanted Forest of the Mt. Hood National Forest. The Cascade Streamwatch trail is definitely a truly amazing outdoor place to be at with its scenic forest setting and the salmon river running through it. Sure does make the trip worth it up here to the Wildwood recreation site in Mt Hood national Forest. I came here last Saturday with my nephew of 13 and he truly enjoyed what this place had to offer, with its and believe you me, it truly offers a lot, from anything with a beautiful view of the trees and the river to the underwater fish viewing area that is very well set up and to finally the picnic areas by the river with BBQ pits which makes for one heck of spot for a great family gathering. The trail has a amazing amount of craftsmanship with its log benches and sculpture of the native fishes of this area like the Salmon and Trout that pass through this area during the seasons. My only disappointment was I didn't see any fish in the underwater viewing area but I will have to make second trip back here just for that. The trail itself was only about a mile and 1/2 long with a few zigzags and a couple of uphill parts which are very mild by the way. There are plenty of restrooms before the trailhead and on the actual trail itself, and the trail probably took only maybe a hour and 1/2 to do.

hiking
Mon Apr 28 2014

Nice and easy trail. Easy enough for our 6 and 3 year olds. We started off crossing a big bridge over the Salmon River. Then proceeded through the boardwalk, stopping at the various outlook points. Then finished the trail with a stroll through the woods. There are lots of stops on the trail and benches to rest if needed. The hike was a lot easier than expected.

walking
Tue Jul 16 2013

This is an amazing trail. The underwater viewing area offers the chance to see coho salmon in their habitat, and to see how life works in a stream. The 1.7 miles listed is inaccurate, as this is more like one mile long. But pair it with the Wetlands/Boardwalk trail and it makes for a nice jaunt through a cool forest on a hot day. You will need either a NW Forest Pass or pay a $5 day use fee to access this area. Bring the picnic supplies, as there are many places to enjoy a lunch near the water.

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Thu May 23 2019

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