Salmon River Trail

HARD 30 reviews
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Salmon River Trail is a 25.9 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Welches, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
25.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
5570 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

backpacking

camping

hiking

trail running

forest

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

scramble

Directions from Sandy: Travel east on Highway 26 for 17.9 miles. Turn south on Salmon River Road and follow it for five miles to the trailhead.

3 days ago

Beautiful place. Wish I could backpack... lots of places to camp overnight.

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful trail, easy for all skill and fitness levels. You can stop and turn around whenever you feel you've reached your limit. There is no mountain lookout or waterfall, but it is truly one of the most beautiful hikes I've been on.

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8 months ago

great place for a day hike or an overnight backpacking trip.

9 months ago

10 months ago

Gorgeous trail!! Absolutely loved it

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Saturday, May 07, 2016

hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Saturday, April 16, 2016

hiking
Friday, March 04, 2016

Not my cup of tea. Most of the short section I did was right along the road. This would be a great hike for walking the dog or taking your kids out though.

hiking
Saturday, December 26, 2015

camping
Monday, July 06, 2015

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

hiking
Monday, May 04, 2015

Great hike for dogs. Easy trail to walk, with several small streams to cross for water. If you are looking for an overnight, you can continue up to the Kinzel Trail, and then up the hill to Kinzel Lake. Add a little adventure by stopping over at Devil's Lookout Tower (about a mile away).
You start the hike by going through an Old Growth area. Then head to a wonderful bluff overlook area with a meadow filled with flower and butterfly's at the 4.5 mile mark. Yes the trial is not well marked. Just keep walking along the river, you will mostly be just fine.