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.
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.|
Maps of 2009 Wilderness Additions
- Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness--Alder Creek (PDF File)
- Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness--Eagle Creek (PDF File)
- Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness--Hunchback Mountain (PDF File)
- Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness--Inch Creek (PDF File)
- Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness--Meadows (PDF File)
- Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness--Mirror Lake (PDF File)
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 Wilderness.net for online maps and other important Wilderness information.
Trails that access Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness:
From Portland via Highway 26:
- Bonanza Trail #786
- Boulder Ridge Trail #783A
- Cool Creek Trail #794
- Douglas Trail #781
- Eagle Creek Trail #501
- Green Canyon Way Trail #793A
- Hunchback Trail #793
- Kinzel Lake Trail #665
- Linney Creek Trail #499
McIntyre Ridge Trail #782 - also accessed from Douglas Trail #783
- Salmon Butte Trail #791
- Salmon River Trail #742
From Hood River via Highway 35/US-26, or from Portland or Estacata via Highway 224:
Other trails within Salmon Huckleberry Wilderness:
- Salmon Mountain Trail #787 - accessed from Plaza Trail #783
- Wildcat Mountain Trail #781F - accessed from Douglas Trail #781