Salmon River Trail

photo:  Photo by Ken Squiers. Type: Backcountry
Length: 14.60 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Camping
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Swimming
Wildlife Observation
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: Backcountry/Wilderness, Salmon River Road.
States: Oregon
Counties: Clackamas
Latitude: 45.278   Longitude: -121.93973

To reach the WEST end of the trail from Portland, travel 17.3 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26. Turn right (south) on Salmon River road and follow it for 5 miles to the parking area. The Salmon River West trailhead is on the left (east) side of the road just north of the bridge.

To reach the EAST end of the trail from Portland, travel 31 miles east of Sandy on US Hwy 26. Turn right (south) at Forest Road 2656 (across from Snow Bunny Snopark). Follow it for 1.8 miles past Trillium Lake Campground. Turn left (southwest) continuing on Forest Road 2656 for 1.9 miles to Forest Road 2656-309. Start right on Forest Road 2656-309 for 2 miles to the trailhead. This is also the north trailhead for the Jackpot Meadows Trail #492.

Description

This trail accesses the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness and travels through mossy old growth forest next to the wild and scenic Salmon River. Chinook and Coho salmon, along with Steelhead, Rainbow and Cutthroat trout are found in the river. There are several established campsites along the way for backpackers.
The trail begins at Salmon River Road and ends at Mud Creek-Forest Road 2656-380. Salmon River Trail #742 climbs along the north shoulder of Salmon River contouring in and out of side drainages.

Additional Details

Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1979

Supporting Webpages and Documents

Website: Photos along the Salmon River Trail by Ken Spuiers

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Mike Tippie
Trail Manager
Mount Hood National Forest
16400 Champion Way
Sandy , OR 97030
(503) 668-1788

 

Photos

 Photo by Ken Squiers.

Photo by Ken Squiers.

 Photo by Ken Squiers.

Photo by Ken Squiers.

 

 Photo by Ken Squiers.

Photo by Ken Squiers.

 Photo by Ken Squiers.

Photo by Ken Squiers.

 

 Photo by Ken Squiers.

Photo by Ken Squiers.

 Photo by Ken Squiers.

Photo by Ken Squiers.

 

 Photo by Ken Squiers.

Photo by Ken Squiers.

 

 Photo by Ken Squires.

Photo by Ken Squires.

 Photo by Ken Squires.

Photo by Ken Squires.

 

Crawfish. Photo by Ken Squires.

Crawfish. Photo by Ken Squires.

Toadstool. Photo by Ken Squires.

Toadstool. Photo by Ken Squires.

 

Tree Fungus. Photo by Ken Squires.

Tree Fungus. Photo by Ken Squires.

 Photo by Ken Squires.

Photo by Ken Squires.

 

 Photo by Ken Squires.

Photo by Ken Squires.

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