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Old Salmon River Trail - No. 742A

Contact Info
Mt. Hood National Forest
70220 E. Hwy. 26
Zigzag, OR 97049

Phone:
503-622-3191
Basics
Length:
2.5 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
1500 feet
Season:
Almost year round

Description

Although this trail is near the road, the closeness and constant sound of the river, as well as the old growth features of the forest, make this one of the most outstanding hikes on the Zigzag District. Other than a short hill on each end of the trail, this is a relatively flat trail. It has several bridges that cross small creeks. It does pop up on the road a couple of times since it is located on a narrow slice of land between Salmon River itself and Salmon River Road.

Regulations & Leave No Trace Information: Leave No Trace Principles ?? Plan Ahead and Prepare Be Considerate of Other Visitors ?? Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces Leave What You Find ?? Dispose of Waste Properly Minimize Campfire Impacts ?? Respect Wildlife.

Details

Length:
2.5 miles one-way
Difficulty:
Easy
Time:
1 hour
Trailhead Elevation:
1500
Season:
Almost year round

Map + Directions

Basic Directions

Follow US 26, 17.9 miles east of Sandy. Turn south on Salmon River Road (Rd. 2618) following it 2.6 miles. Other access points lie further along Salmon River Rd. on the pullout areas on the right-hand shoulder. The southern end of the trail is 2.4 miles past the first along Salmon River Rd. and is just before a bridge across the river.


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