hike: Old Salmon River
The Old Salmon River Trail is located near Mount Hood and the small town of Welches, Oregon.
Distance: 5 miles roundtrip
Elevation gain: 200 ft.
This is an easy trail that’s great for a quick getaway, with plenty of lush green eye candy in the form of moss and ferns. It’s also right beside the Salmon River for most of the hike, although there is a short section of road walking when the river cuts off access to the trail. We started at the northern trailhead (the first pullout on the Salmon River Road) and hiked 2.5 miles to the southern trailhead (just before a bridge over the Salmon River).
For more info, see the hike description on OregonHikers.org.