Old Salmon River

Welches, OR
Length: 1.90 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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This is a mild hike paralleling the Salmon River. Although it is close to the roadway, the rushing river and old growth forest allow you to feel miles away.  This trail is perfect for new hikers due to the flat, level trek.  There are several bridges passing over small creeks along the way.

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Trail Features

Seasons Fall, Spring, Summer, and Winter
Surface type Dirt
Stroller friendly No
ADA accessible No
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Cell reception Spotty
Pet friendly Yes
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Camping Nearby, Creek / River, Mud Puddles, Shaded Hike, Tree Climbing, and Wildlife Viewing

Fee & Parking Details

Fee : $5.00

$5 Day pass or $30 annual NW Forest Pass- purchase at Zig Zag ranger station

Trail Contributor

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Being outside is how I re-charge. It gives me perspective, fills me with gratitude and provides an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of everyday life. I am fortunate to share this passion with my amazing husband and our son.  I was born and raised in the PNW but I love exploring any area I can get to. One of my favorite things about Hike it Baby is that I have a built in community of friends to provide trail suggestions anywhere we go.

Trail Head


Trail Map

Getting There

There are several trail heads available along the road.

From Portland, take Highway 26 toward Mount Hood for 42 miles. At Zigzag, turn right onto Salmon River Road and follow this paved route 2.7 miles. The first of the Old Salmon River Hike trailheads is located one-tenth mile beyond the National Forest gateway sign, on the right.

The additional B through E alternative trailheads are occur at one-third to half-mile intervals for the next couple of miles, and are signed with trailhead markers.