Looking for a great trail near Salem, Oregon? AllTrails has 14 great hiking trails, running trails, walking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Silver Falls State Park or Willamette Mission State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Minto-Browns Island City Park or Adair County Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 14 easy trails in Salem ranging from 0.8 to 11.9 miles and from 118 to 803 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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8 days ago

small park

hiking
15 days ago

Muddy and no markings anywhere. As you can see from our recording, it didn’t help us! But beautiful! My just turned 3 year old twins had a great time!

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18 days ago

Trail isn’t marked, but it was quiet and beautiful!

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22 days ago

10 of 52. Skyline Loop, a very short, but needed hike. Located right at Sprague High School that I never noticed was there until today. A little over a mile, but still so beautiful. It’s dog friendly, no mud, little travelled trail. The trail takes another path further down into a cleared area that I always wondered how to get to it when driving in Croisan Creek Rd. I left work today, totally fried and NEEDED to hike, any hike, and wasn’t disappointed. We are aiming for a longer hike this weekend and absolutely can’t wait.

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24 days ago

Very nice easy trail for my kids. Bonus we saw two pair of bald eagles when we walked down to the river.

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muddy
25 days ago

9 of 52. Spring Valley Loop. We’ve been out of commission for the last two weeks, with plans on catching up our hikes, on our trip to Bend this weekend. Well, Bend didn’t happen, the pass would have been difficult to cross on Sunday due to snow. So, we stayed put, in Salem, and did a short, but beautiful, trail right outside of Salem. It was good to be out, and away from all the COVID hype. We also did our first ferry ride!!!!! So cool. Into the forest she went, to lose herself, and find her soul. I am so in love with our forests around us that offer nothing but beauty, peace and tranquility.

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muddy
1 month ago

Short but beautiful

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

I used to like this park (Minto Brown), but, there’s too many Cougar sightings, there are signs all over the park sometimes on what to do if you encounter one. I’ve heard there are Coyote around there too, no thanks, not to mention the rape/abduction attempts, (I know!), read a few articles in “statesman Journal about these attempts. I’ve heard gun shots there too, I think people hunt there even though it’s illegal, I reported it to police. I also got bit by a dog once there, and also got “slimed” several times by loose dogs, a lot of people don’t use leashes, also, watch out for the dog poo all over the trails that people don’t clean up, even though plastic bags are provided in dispensers all over. A lot of people smoke cigarettes and pot/weed there too, clouds of smoke and coughing, even though there are signs “no smoking at city parks”. If you do want to go to Minto anyway, don’t go in the late afternoon, or you’ll get eaten alive by mosquitos due to all the stagnant sloughs/swamps. Ouch! No worries though, you’ll probably have to turn around anyway because there’s no available parking spaces anymore at Minto anyway, being so crowded, they’ve had to open an “overflow parking area” in the dirt and mud. There’s a lot of scheduled reserved “events” there at the Pavillion too making it even MORE crowded. Also, I’ve read about car break ins, there are signs at all 3 lots “items aren’t safe, take your valuables with you”. It wasn’t like this 5-10 years ago, I don’t know what happened. I like Bush park, it’s much less crowded, parking, nice trails, a stream, lots of flowers, trees and squirrels, real pretty and safer, (no cougars or swamp mosquitoes or gun shots). Why isn’t Bush Pasture City Park, in Salem, in the “All Trails” app? Just go to Bush Park, Happy trails!

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1 month ago

I used to like this park (Minto Brown), but, there’s too many Cougar sightings, there are signs all over the park sometimes on what to do if you encounter one. I’ve heard there are Coyote around there too, no thanks, not to mention the rape/abduction attempts, (I know!), read a few articles in “statesman Journal about these attempts. I’ve heard gun shots there too, I think people hunt there even though it’s illegal, I reported it to police. I also got BIT by a dog there once, and also got “slimed” many times by loose dogs, a lot of people don’t use leashes, also, watch out for the dog Poo all over the trails that people don’t clean up, even though plastic bags are provided in dispensers all over. A lot of people smoke cigarettes and pot/weed there too, clouds of smoke and coughing, even though there are signs “no smoking at city parks”. If you do want to go to Minto anyway, don’t go in the late afternoon, or you’ll get eaten alive by mosquitos due to all the stagnant sloughs/swamps. Ouch! No worries though, you’ll probably have to turn around anyway because there’s no available parking spaces anymore at Minto, being so crowded, they’ve had to open an “overflow parking area” in the dirt and mud. There’s a lot of events there at the Pavillion making it even MORE crowded. Also, I’ve read about car break-ins, there are signs at all 3 lots “items aren’t safe, take your valuables with you”. It wasn’t like this 5-10 years ago, I don’t know what happened. I like Bush park, it’s much less crowded, parking, nice trails, a stream, lots of flowers, trees and squirrels, real pretty and safer, (no cougars or swamp mosquitoes or gun shots). Why isn’t Bush Pasture City Park, in Salem, in the “All Trails” app? Just go to Bush Park, Happy trails!

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muddy
1 month ago

Nice trail through Minto-Brown 's park that takes you past picturesque sloughs with nice reflections, along with large interesting trees, plants and flowers. very peaceful and moderately to lightly traveled (much less so on the non-paved portion by the slights that are muddy). Several spots where you can hike down to the edge of the sloughs to get nice views and pics.

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1 month ago

Nice walk but too many people

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

4 of 52. Minto Brown Park, Salem. I’m ALMOST getting over being down, sick for the last week. The kind of sick that kept me home from work all week. I was thinking of bypassing this week of hiking, but we got up, the skies were blue, so out we went and stuck close to home. You know, in case I weenied out. We parked at Riverfront Park and decided to do the Peter Courtney bridge for the first time. It was supposed to be a short 3 mile walk and turned out to be a 6.25 mile walk with the dogs who by the way when we were done was out like lights. It was longer than we thought because most of the routes at Minto Brown we’re closed due to high water, each path we took we either had to turn back or detour. At one of the detours stood high up in the trees a bald eagle guarding her nest. Thankfully the city closed this path to protect our momma eagle, absolutely beautiful. There were tons of people out, croaking frogs and singing birds. Good hike/walk in our hometown.

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no shade
2 months ago

Perfect for the entire family.

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

This is essentially a walk-about of the Capitol building's grounds and Capitol Park. There is no clearly marked path so don't feel inclined to adhere. the grounds feature some really fun trees, sculptures, and memorials, and the south side glances into historic Willamette University. Starting so far north isn't really necessary but there are two very large trees up there.

hiking
2 months ago

Great walk. Not really a trail but it’s a beautiful walk. Nice little walk for the kiddos.

Complex trail network but great maps along the way. Unfenced dog off leash area. Great trail condition.

I need to come back to do this. The sun was setting already and I was nervous I wouldn’t finish in time. It starting setting at 4:23 and there was a little light still around 5pm. I will be back.

hiking
5 months ago

Beautiful and suitable for our senior dog to have a long sniff. Lots of small trails to make up a longer walk.

Great to ride bike with the littles. Nice little in town thing to bring the family

Lots of options for different trail lengths at this park.

Great for in town recreation area.

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