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Location: Backcountry/Wilderness, Salmon River Road.
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.
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.
Width: 24 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: None
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsMap: USFS Trail Map/Overview
Website: USFS Trail Details
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.
Mount Hood National Forest
16400 Champion Way
Sandy , OR 97030
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