In Welches, turn right at Thriftway and drive past Salmon River TH to end of road. Hike on road, cross closed bridge, first mile walk is abandoned with several small stream crossings. Remaining hike is gradual ascent to 4800 ft with lovely scenery and almost perfect trailbed with one really excellent view of Mt. Hood. “S” twist at top with lookout for knee knocker rocks hidden by greenery.