Explore the most popular trails near Salem with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Salem, Oregon Map

There is a nice network of trails. Mostly trees and grasslands with some nice views of the river and wetlands, no visible housing except one building across the river. You can hear the highway if you listen but you can also hear a lot of bird activity. It has park benches along some of the routes and the routes are marked well enough with distances that you can change up your route daily to keep it interesting. I am a new walker so the flat is great. I waik daily from 2.5 to 4 miles but there is a 10K route too.

road biking
1 month ago

Great biking.

1 month ago

Safe trails, paved and dirt. Beautiful scenery and birds. Many options to choose from.

trail running
2 months ago

Good trails. Great for running. If you’re looking for a real wild outdoor hike, this ain’t it. Not saying it’s a bad hike, it’s a good place to do if you live in Salem and don’t have a lot of time to drive far.

Great leisurely walk

4 months ago

Great easy hike - lots of trails

Easy paved trail perfect for running

Started at Riverfront Park and spent 90 minutes hiking mostly paved paths. Easy access. Great for beginners.

Okay for beginning hikers. You can access the park from the riverfront bridge downtown by walking in or driving into the actual park. Flat terrain and they have picnic tables and

7 months ago

Great for walking

8 months ago

This trail offers many opportunities to see green flatland beauty as well as feeling completely immersed within the trees. The trails are pretty wide and it is a popular trail. Be prepared to wear hiking boots or boots you don't mind getting wet or muddy. During the moist times of the year, especially, look out for the trail being blocked by mud. The trail is a little confusing to follow, but the beauty is worth it.

Easy to change the route you wanna take. It was insanely hot so we decided to stay under tree cover.

10 months ago

I come here several times a week to walk. Lots of trails, mostly paved (asphalt) but some just wood chips. Some trails are open, some in the woods, some along the river. You can get pretty far out and not see many people at all. Has a very big dog park and dogs are OK on other trails on leash. The loops I walk are 3-5 miles but sometimes I do an 8 mile loop, there are plenty of signs with maps. Lots of birds to look at depending on the season. In winter/spring some areas flood, limiting access on some trails. Recently the park has been expanded at the northern end and now connects by pedestrian bridge to downtown Salem. Only thing I would improve if I could would be to add some hills - the park is overall pretty much flat.

10 months ago

I really love this place I come here every once in a while. I enjoy to bike, walk, run, and play with my dogs while sometimes my family and I go kayaking. Their is a lot to explore including a broken car in the woods and some openings to swim. If I could I would rate this a 10 out of 10 would Come again please come to this awesome park that is connected to river front enjoy everything I do and more down at river front park where a merry go round is waiting for you, please enjoy everything I do and more talking to nice people there. (Kid friendly)

Xander Plumley

11 months ago

Amazing trails

Great off leash dog area and a few trails that are leash optional as well. really big and lots to explore. Great for easy day nature walks. Kid friendly.

Beautiful trails with many different paths to explore.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

It's beautiful, and the park is open until midnight.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

nice afternoon walk

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Beautiful path, mostly paved.

mountain biking
Wednesday, May 24, 2017


Sunday, April 30, 2017

New bridge makes this a great walk. First weekend open so LOTS of people. Still was able to walk quiet trails with my dogs. Was a little too busy for bicycles today.

Monday, April 10, 2017

I went in the morning time and It was very enjoyable! People were very friendly to one another when walking or running past each other.

Monday, December 26, 2016

Great way to experience the state mall.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Minto-Brown Island Park is a great place. I go there to walk, run, and ride bikes. There is a huge dog park with. Large fields. Over 10 miles of trails.

Sunday, September 11, 2016

I enjoyed the set up. You can take your dog with ease. There is a great open field where your dog can be off leash to decent trails where we encountered joggers, walkers and bikers. Though it seemed busy upon arrival, I believe that due to the spaces it gave people distance and it then felt more quiet and calm.
I will be returning.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Excellent signage, wide trails. Perfect for walking with or w/o dog, biking, running. Vast improvement from decades ago when I used to in line skate here.

Monday, July 18, 2016

I enjoyed the dog park and the walk with the dogs. Trails are mainly asphalt and pretty much level all the way around. There are three parking areas to use. Biking is also an option as well.

Thursday, July 07, 2016

It's more of a walk than a hike, but still a very pretty park and worth visiting. My dog loves it, too.

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

it had a lot to offer, me being a lazy dog lover it was perfect for me.

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