Salmon River Trail, Welches

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  • July 22, 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...  more »
  • July 7, 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 hik...  more »
  • July 3, 2017
    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 ...  more »
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  • May 5, 2017
    Beautiful trail along the river. Easy to moderate difficulty. There are so many different trails you could go a hundred times and not hit them all.
  • April 18, 2017
    Nice hike through lush forest to a viewpoint above the river. Views aren't spectacular; can't see Mt Hood or much of the waterfalls on the river. Still worth a visit.
  • February 12, 2017
    The Salmon River is an amazingly beautiful Wild and Scenic River close to Portland. This is a great place to go for a hike and get away from it all.
  • March 25, 2017
    It's really good place to hike, it's a long trip though... this trail for sure you would need to wear hiking shoes. I wore nikes and they did good but my feet got wet from crossing the small waterfalls. Bring snacks, water and paper towls.
  • June 25, 2016
    Old growth forest along a very pretty river. The trails are not too strenuous, and if you look around after passing the lookout there are falls you can drop down to. Be advised, the off trail falls are dangerous to get to, but not that difficult of a scramble for an experienced hiker. New hikers should be fine as well, just exercise caution as the slopes are steep followed by a cliff, and a boulder strewn riverbed below... a very beautiful river.

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