Old Salmon River Trail
The Old Salmon River Trail is a fantastic family-friendly hiking route in Mount Hood National Forest that features lovely riverside views. While out on the trail, you will hike parallel to the rushing waters of the Salmon River, enjoying some classic Pacific Northwest scenery along the way. With several campsites along the trail, this route is perfectly suited to a fun weekend of camping outdoors.
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Route Description for Old Salmon River Trail
While it may be close to the road, the Old Salmon River Trail still feels like a secluded forest adventure, making it the ideal route to spend an afternoon hiking with the kids in Mount Hood National Forest.
Setting out from the trailhead, you will make your way south through the forest, quickly approaching the edge of the Salmon River. Here, you will be able to enjoy the intermittent sights and sounds of the water, as you work your way through the peaceful woodland landscape.
Eventually, you will arrive at the edge of Salmon River Road, which marks the turnaround point of the hike. From here, simply retrace your steps and relive the beautiful scenery as you make your way through the forest.
Getting to the Old Salmon River Trail Trailhead
The Old Salmon River Trailhead can be found along E Salmon River Road, just southeast of Welches.
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