Salmon River Trail

HARD 36 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.

backpacking
17 hours ago

camping
19 hours ago

Set camp on snowfield which for Dry Fir is about all that was available in late May. A bit too much bushwhacking required on the descent of Dry Fir, but remainder of hike justifies the 5 stars.

hiking
4 days ago

This trail is gorgeous! It winds along the Salmon river so you get to listen to the lovely sounds of the river the whole time. There are camping spots along the trail. This is a great trail for dogs. It does require a Northwest Forest Pass. You can get a day pass at the Thriftway in Welches, 15 minutes away.

backpacking
23 days ago

Amazingly gorgeous viewpoints, plentiful campsites near the river and tributaries, dogs allowed, not too many people, old growth trees, berries, mushrooms, occasional challenges... everything great about a trail!

hiking
28 days ago

backpacking
30 days ago

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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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9 months ago

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

10 months ago

11 months ago

Gorgeous trail!! Absolutely loved it

Friday, June 24, 2016

hiking
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Saturday, May 07, 2016

hiking
Thursday, April 21, 2016