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Salmon River Trail

Mount Hood National Forest, Welches, OR
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Trail 742a- old salmon river trail

Just off Hwy 26 near Zigzag. Easy trail running alongside the river and under all the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carmel, Indiana
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Great viewing, not much water

The trail is very nice and not too difficult. You could tell there is a drought occurring at this... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Savannah, Georgia
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Mount Hood National Forest, Welches, OR
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just off Hwy 26 near Zigzag. Easy trail running alongside the river and under all the beautiful trees. Stops along the trail allowed us to watch the fish.

Thank Hoosier5251
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The trail is very nice and not too difficult. You could tell there is a drought occurring at this time, but there were still some rapids. Very peaceful and a great activity.

Thank Peepye
Reviewed 29 August 2017

The trail started behind our timeshare property but it wasn't very long. The view of the river was just so-so, but it was a nice brief walk.

1  Thank B9073TOannm
Reviewed 22 July 2017

In three weeks of trailing around Oregon and British Columbia, my partner and I agreed that the Salmon River Trail, near Mount Hood, was the best of the lot. The Salmon River trailhead is located five miles along East Salmon River Road, a turnoff from...More

1  Thank Mike D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

This is a beautiful trail, just make sure you take your hiking shoes. This is a 14.5 mile loop and I didn't see any markers in the first couple of miles. If it is busy you will have to stop to let hikers pass as...More

1  Thank Vanessa U
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Some very nice views and not to tough. Gradual climb and then along the river as well. It was our first hike and not really strenuous enough for our family. Seemed like a popular backpacking starting point. We only went about 2-3 miles in and...More

Thank Eric O
Reviewed 19 June 2017

My family took our vacation looking at college in the Northwest and had a detour to Mount Hood for a couple of days. The trails were exceptional and I really enjoyed exploring the Salmon River trail with my family.

Thank Jason E
Reviewed 8 April 2017

This walk makes you feel like you've gone back to the Jurassic Period. We kept waiting to see a dinosaur walk out from behind one of the mossy trees. It's a miracle to behold and thank you to the Forest Service or whoever made the...More

1  Thank MaryAnneErickson
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Nice easy terrain with views to the river. We actually did the old salmon river trail portion of this. You need a national access pass to use the trail because it's in a national forest. Lots of cool opportunities to talk about moss on trees,...More

2  Thank alibarbaraMilwaukee
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This trail was about 5 miles from the resort we stayed in and perfect for our first hike of our trip. Take Hwy 26 to Salmon Rd for 3 mi. The trail head is clearly marked. It's relatively flat the entire way after your initial...More

1  Thank vacationgirl50
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25 August 2015|
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Response from daveandm | Reviewed this property |
The park is called Wildwood and it is actually west of Welches about 1 mile