6 reviews Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness #7 hike out of 50 in
5 hrs 1 min
This is a difficult out and back trail to Salmon Butte in Salmon-Huckleberry Wilderness.
This trail goes by Salmon Butte Trailhead.
starsSimon 4 years, 3 months ago
The day started out cool as the previous day it rained and you are under the forest canopy for the hike. The leaves were wet and rubbed off on my pants. Previously there was a hail storm as many of the plants were tore up and the forest floor and trail were littered with leaves and pine needles and the hail stones were still on the ground. I had the entire trail to myself today (Friday) which was phenomenal to have the place to yourself. It was partly sunny or cloudy today so it was never really warm but the temperature was perfect for hiking. Uphill hike to the top and from the top you are able to Mt Hood and Mt Jefferson. Unable to tell what you can see from the Washington side due to cloud cover. There were springs the first few miles but then nothing so have water. Nice hike.
Salmon Butte (5/29/19)
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.
Salmon Butte (6/30/19)
Sherry led. Hiked with Leigh, Kathleen, Lisa, Mike Frank, & Suzy. Met Don and Sharon Ross at summit.