Wildwood Area

  • Easy (Wildwood loops)
  • 1.5-mile loop
  • No elevation gain
  • Open all year


  • Difficult (Boulder Ridge Trail)
  • 11.4 miles round trip
  • 3100 feet elevation gain
  • Open May to mid-November


  • Difficult (Bonanza Trail)
  • 11.2 miles round trip
  • 3000 feet elevation gain

Two very easy and two very hard hikes begin along the Salmon River west of Zigzag. If you’re hiking with children, stick to the two easy, paved loops in the Bureau of Land Management’s park-like Wildwood Recreation Site. For a more athletic challenge, tackle the Boulder Ridge or Bonanza trails instead. They both rocket 3000 feet uphill to a rocky ridgecrest atop Huckleberry Mountain, where a view of four snowpeaks awaits.

From Portland, take Highway …

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