Old Salmon River Trail

EASY 62 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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1 month ago

too close to the road.

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1 month ago

Great family friendly hiking trail on old growth forest

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1 month ago

Green, cool, peaceful.

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

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

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2 months ago

So beautiful! There are some steep areas but for the most part it's just leisurely walking. The forest is so lush, green and pretty. The trail mainly follows the river which sounds so relaxing and there are some beautiful spots to stop and take pictures of the river.

2 months ago

Beautiful! Full of old growth cedars and mushrooms (if the time is right!). Love this trail.