Old Salmon River Trail
- 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 …
If you’d like to extend your hike …
This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington.