Old Salmon River Trail

EASY 66 reviews

Old Salmon River Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Welches, Oregon that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
246 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

This is an easy, mostly flat hike along the Salmon River. For never being more than 100' from the road, it feels remarkably remote. There are multiple camping sites along the trail right along the Salmon River. This trail would be a good one to hike with kids and use as that first "backwoods" experience with them since it's an easy trail with multiple, flat campsites and the entire length is close to a road. Note: This stretch of the Salmon River is closed to all angling.

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27 days ago

1 month 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.

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1 month ago

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1 month 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.

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3 months ago

too close to the road.

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

Great family friendly hiking trail on old growth forest

3 months ago

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3 months ago

Green, cool, peaceful.

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3 months ago

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4 months ago

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

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4 months ago

Beautiful Hike- easy out and back. Different options for starting the hike.

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4 months ago