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Salmon River Trail

Mount Hood National Forest, Welches, OR
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Easy Hike, very pleasant.

1.5 miles out, 1.5 miles back. mostly flat easy terrain. very nice views of the river and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Aaron B
Family Trip

A quick little trip out of town Mount Hood RV resort is the place to go. It has everything from... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lauri G
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Vancouver, Washington
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Mount Hood National Forest, Welches, OR
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1.5 miles out, 1.5 miles back. mostly flat easy terrain. very nice views of the river and the surrounding forest is quite dramatic.

Thank Aaron B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A quick little trip out of town Mount Hood RV resort is the place to go. It has everything from hiking and lots of stuff for kids to do. The Salmon River Trail is a fairly easy Trail mostly flat couple Hills by great scenery...More

1  Thank Lauri G
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

Parking can be a little limited but it's worth the visit. There are many spots along the river you can walk to the edge of the river and get a better view. We were lucky enough to see several salmon in the river, unfortunately several...More

Thank IRBDave
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Reviewed 9 October 2017 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.

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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.

1  Thank Peepye
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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
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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

2  Thank Mike D
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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
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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
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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
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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
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