Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness


Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness

The steep, forested ridges and valleys of the 62,455 acre Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness are located 55 miles southeast of Portland and about 15 miles southeast of Sandy.

While a few peaks such as Old Baldy, Salmon Butte and Huckleberry Mountain provide panoramic vistas, more typical of this area is the dense forest. In some canyons towering pockets of old-growth forest remain, protected from historic forest fires. Many unusual rock formations, such as prominent cliffs, volcanic dikes, and pinnacles add to the scenery.

Eagle Creek and Salmon River, the two major drainages in the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness support healthy native fisheries.

The Salmon River Trail receives most of the recreational use in the Wilderness. The trail follows the course of the river up a steep rugged gorge, and passes, but not within sight of, a series of waterfalls.

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At a Glance

Permit Info: A  Wilderness permit is required to enter any Wilderness in Mt. Hood National Forest from May 15 through October 15. Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads and Wilderness boundaries.
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
*View Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness specific regulations
Closest Towns: Welches, OR
Passes: Some trailheads require a day use fee. View a list of available Recreation Passes that may be used in lieu of day use fee payment. 
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General Information


Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness are located 55 miles southeast of Portland and about 15 miles southeast of Sandy.

Maps of 2009 Wilderness Additions

Topo Maps

Government Camp, Rhododendron, Three Lynx High Rock, Wildcat Mountain, Wolf Peak. Download free U.S. Forest Service Topo maps.

Buy maps online

Go to the National Forest Store.

Go to for online maps and other important Wilderness information.

General Notes:

Trails that access Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness:

From Portland via Highway 26:

From Hood River via Highway 35/US-26, or from Portland or Estacata via Highway 224:

Other trails within Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness:



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