Salmon River Trail

HARD 24 reviews
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Salmon River Trail is a 25.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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.

25.9 miles 5570 feet Out & Back

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.

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6 months ago

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

6 months ago

8 months ago

Gorgeous trail!! Absolutely loved it

8 months ago

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1 year ago

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.

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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1 year ago

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.

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2 years ago

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2 years ago

Magical old-growth woods near the start. Worth the price of admission. The natural meadow/clearing around mile 3.6 is a good turn around point, there is a falling hazard there but no worse than any other trail in Oregon.

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2 years ago

Beautiful trail, poorly marked.

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2 years ago

2 years ago

Good trail. Bit on the crowded side, but good overall. After a easy amble up the trail it climbs steeply up to an amazing viewpoint.

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3 years ago