Salmon River Trail 742

Mount Hood, Oregon

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Hike into the heart of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness along the forested slope of the Salmon River Canyon. Old-growth forest, flowers, and scattered viewpoints greet the hiker walking along this generally easy route. From the trailhead at 1,600 feet elevation, the Salmon River Trail 742 leads southeasterly. The track heads upstream along the cold, clear Salmon River through a forest of red alder, western red cedar, Douglas fi r, and vine maple, with a few rose bushes to add a splash of pink. Paintbrush and rhododendron crowd the trailside and stonecrop sprouts from the rocky outcrops. The course goes through a rock notch a quarter mile from the trailhead. A path to the right leads to a campsite 0.6 mile from the trailhead, as the trail passes through beautiful old-growth forest.
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by Fred Barstad (Falcon Guides)

Hike into the heart of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness along the forested slope of the Salmon River Canyon. Old-growth forest, flowers, and scattered viewpoints greet the hiker walking along this generally easy route.

From the trailhead at 1,600 feet elevation, the Salmon River Trail 742 leads southeasterly. The track heads upstream along the cold, clear Salmon River through a forest of red alder, western red cedar, Douglas fi r, and vine maple, with a few rose bushes to add a splash of pink. Paintbrush and rhododendron crowd the trailside and stonecrop sprouts from the rocky outcrops. The course goes through a rock notch a quarter mile from the trailhead. A path to the right leads to a campsite 0.6 mile from the trailhead, as the trail passes through beautiful old-growth forest.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Mount Hood
Distance: 9.6
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 4.5 hours
Season: April through November
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: USDA Forest Service, Zigzag Ranger District, 70220 East Highway 26, Zigzag, OR 97049; (503) 622-3191; www.fs.fed.us/r6/mthood
Local Maps: USGS Rhododendron and High Rock 71/2-min. quads
Driving Directions: Directions to Salmon River Trail 742

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