Old Salmon River Trail

Salmon River

  • Easy
  • 5.2 miles round trip
  • 100 feet elevation gain
  • Open all year
  • Use: hikers, bicycles

One of the most accessible old-growth forests in Oregon towers above this portion of the Salmon River. The popular riverside trail here not only passes 10-foot-thick red cedars, it also leads to small sandy beaches with deep green pools suitable for a chilly summer swim. And since a paved road parallels the route, it’s easy to arrange a car shuttle so you can hike the 2.4-mile trail one way.

From Portland, take Highway …

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This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.