Salmon River Trail, Welches

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The Salmon River National Recreation Trail is a National Recreation Trail in Oregon's northern Cascade Mountains among the foothills of Mount Hood. About 12mi of the trail's 70mi length is within the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness, and parallels the Salmon River, though often along the top of a high cliff.
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  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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.  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Good times, beautiful trail, gentle slopes easy to follow, we did it in the winter without any snowshoes, it was popular enough that others had cleared the way, but not crowded. Big trees, lots of river views, a classic Pacific Northwest experience. We started by the bridge, the road was very slick and narrow, our Subaru was much appreciated and handled just fine, but less capable cars I might worry about in winter.
  • Awesome running trail - be forewarned though in the winter months you will experience a lot of high water crossings. The trail itself is very well maintained though. Also be forewarned there is a lot of climbing in the first 5 miles!
  • Beautiful trail that follows the river. About 10 parking spaces at the trailhead. The ranger station is just up the road, which was helpful as I am unfamiliar with the area. I camped a few miles in and had a peaceful night with the sound of the river roaring nearby. The first few miles of the trail are perfect for someone looking for a moderate trail with excellent scenery.
  • Went three weeks ago. magical trail clear to the top, with snow on the trees‘ snow at the top, tree’s were frosted with snow. Awesome day❤️
  • Beautiful! A lovely walk through the forest. As of December 2 there was no snow FYI. We arrived in the morning and only saw one or two people until our way back. The views of the Salmon River were incredible.
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