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.