Boulder Ridge Trail #783A

Boulder Ridge trail

This trail accesses the west side of the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. Once on the ridge, views of the Salmon River Valley and Mt Hood are found. The Bureau of Land Management's Wildwood Recreation Site offers a variety of shorter interpretive trails for groups of diverse interest and abilities. 

This trail starts at Wildwood Park and ends on a ridge top at the junction with Plaza Trail #783. The trail climbs steadily on a north facing forested slope. In 3.7 miles, the trail gains 2600 feet in elevation. 

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Trail maintained May 2022.
Fees: Bureau of Land Management Pass required at Wildwood Recreation area.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply in Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness.
Closest Towns: Welches, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District- Zigzag Ranger Station

General Information


From Portland, OR - follow US Hwy 26 15.2 miles east of Sandy and turn right (south) at Wildwood Mainline Road.  Follow Wildwood Mainline Road to the BLM’s Wildwood Recreation Site and follow the signs 0.8 miles to the Wetlands Boardwalk Trail. The trailhead is shared with Cascade Streamwatch Trail and Wetlands Boardwalk Trail. Take the Wetland Boardwalk Trail, cross the Salmon River and Boulder Ridge Trail starts ½ mile from the trailhead. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Day Hiking

In 3.9 miles, the trail gains approximately 2600 feet in elevation. The trail climbs steadily on a north facing forested slope.

Interpretive Areas

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
3.7 miles

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  Elevation : 
1200' - 3800'