Salmon River Trail - Short Option

MODERATE 14 reviews
#43 of 134 trails in

Salmon River Trail - Short Option is a 7.8 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Rhododendron, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
7.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2824 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

backpacking

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

nature trips

trail running

forest

river

wild flowers

wildlife

hiking
12 days ago

hiking
21 days ago

Beautiful, scenic hike. I'd say it's on the easier side of moderate. Love that you're walking right near the river almost the whole time. The sounds, smells, views - all worth every step! Lots of salmon in the river today. Had fun watching them swim and flop around. Definitely recommend. Will go back again!

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with lots of things to look at along the way - the river, fun bridges to walk across, etc. Half way in, there is a check-in box. A little after that, begins the uphill climb to the view. Dunk your toes in the river on a hot day. Definitely would do this one again, while it's dry season.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

Beautiful trail. Rocky in some areas, pine needle flooring in other areas. Viewpoint at the summit is rewarding! Appropriately labeled as a moderate Trail. Enjoy!

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hiking
10 months ago

Really fun hike that only takes a few hours, was hoping to gain a little more elevation but still was amazing and will be back to this one.

Monday, September 26, 2016

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

Only went in about 2 miles, got a late start, will definitely be back to go the whole way!