Salmon River Trail

Easy (to Rolling Riffle Camp)

4.0 miles round trip

200 feet elevation gain

Open all year

Moderate (to canyon viewpoint)

7.2 miles round trip

900 feet elevation gain

This popular portion of the Salmon River Trail begins with a riverside stroll among huge old-growth trees. After 2 miles, the path leaves the river and climbs to a bluff with a view of the Salmon River’s rugged upper canyon. Inaccessible waterfalls roar far below. Backpackers or hardy day hikers can continue on a demanding 15.7-mile loop to the Devils Peak lookout tower.

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