Salmon Mountain Trail #787

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

This trail enters the Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness. The trail crisscrosses the ridgeline to an abandoned lookout.  There are outstanding views of the nearby peaks, the Cascades and the Salmon River Drainage at the lookout. Rarely visited, it is a good place for solitude. The trail is narrow and rocky.

This trail begins at Plaza Trail #783 and ends at an abandoned lookout near the summit of Salmon Mountain. From Plaza Trail #783 (3,840’), the trail follows a ridge with the occasional steep pitch. The trail is rocky with no tread between 0.9 mile and 1.3 miles. The trail makes a switchback up to the lookout (4,000’) at 1.6 miles.

Trail Description and Map (PDF File)

At a Glance

Permit Info: A Wilderness permit is required from May 15 through October 15. Permits are free and self-issued at trailheads and Wilderness boundaries.
Open Season: undefined - undefined
Restrictions: Wilderness restrictions apply
Closest Towns: Government Camp, OR
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: Zigzag Ranger District- Zigzag Ranger Station

General Information

Directions:
From Hood River, OR - follow Oregon Hwy 35 38.5 miles and merge right onto US Hwy 26.  Follow US Hwy 26 8.9 miles south and turn right (west) at Skyline Road (Forest Road 42).  Follow Skyline Road for 1.1 miles and turn right toward Forest Road 2660.  Travel 2.5 miles and turn left (southwest) to stay on Forest Road 2660 and continue another 0.9 mile.  Turn right at Abbott Road (Forest Road 58) and travel 10.7 miles.  Take the right fork at Forest Road 4610 (near High Rock-the road becomes dirt here) and follow it for 8.3 miles to the small parking area and trail head on the north side of the road.  

From Estacada, OR - follow Oregon Hwy 224 (Clackamas Hwy) south for 6.5 miles to N Fork Road (Forest Road 4610).  Travel 7.1 miles and stay left on N Fork Road (Forest Road 4610). After 0.9 mile take the first right onto Abbott Road (Forest Road 4610).  Follow Abbott Road (Forest Road 4610) for 11.1 miles to the small parking area and trail head on the north side of the road. Follow Plaza Trail #783 for 3.1 miles north to the beginning of this trail.


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This trail begins at Plaza Trail #783 and ends at an abandoned lookout near the summit of Salmon Mountain.  From Plaza Trail #783 (3,840’), the trail follows a ridge with the occasional steep pitch.  The trail is rocky with no tread between 0.9 mile and 1.3 miles.  The trail makes a switchback up to the lookout (4,000’) at 1.6 miles.

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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

  Elevation : 
3840' - 4000'

 

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