1 miles
126 ft
-197 ft
Avg time
Trail Supporters, Builders & Maintainers of Old Salmon River #742A Trail


  • Riding area
    Rhododendron, Oregon
  • Difficulty rating
  • Trail type
  • Bike type
    AM, XC
  • Trail Usage
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Global Ranking

This trail is very kid-friendly. Only 1.9 miles long, it parallels the wild and scenic Salmon River. Although this trail is near the road, the closeness and constant sound of the river, as well as the old growth features of the forest, make this one of the most outstanding hikes on the Zigzag District.

Other than a short hill on each end, this is a relatively flat trail. It has several bridges that cross small creeks. It does pop up on to the road a couple of times since it is located on a narrow slice of land between the Salmon River and Salmon River Road.

Access Info

From Sandy, OR - follow US Hwy 26 17.3 miles east. Then turn south on Salmon River Road (Forest Road 261Cool following it 2.6 miles to the first trailhead access.
Other access points lie further along Salmon River Road on the pullout areas on the right-hand shoulder. The southern end of the trail is 2.4 miles past the first along Salmon River Road and is just before a bridge across the river.

Local Trail Association
More Stats for Old Salmon River Trail #742A mountain bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -71 ft
  • Altitude min
    1,441 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,593 ft
  • Altitude start
    1,593 ft
  • Altitude end
    1,522 ft
  • Grade
  • Grade max
  • Grade min
  • Distance climb
    4,085 ft
  • Distance down
    1,712 ft
  • Distance flat
    1,283 ft
  • Avg time
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Old Salmon River... Trail Reports

Sep 13, 2018 @ 8:41pm
Sep 13, 2018
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Old Salmon River Trail #742A

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