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North Fork Salmonberry Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

The North Fork Salmonberry Trailhead (Steve Hart)


Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Hike to the river only; the railroad trail is now closed (See below)

Driving Directions

Note: The Salmonberry Trail Intergovernmental Agency and the Port of Tillamook Bay Railroad have declared the route through the Salmonberry Canyon "dangerous and closed to the public." No Trespassing signs have been posted at the east and west ends of the canyon. You can still access the Salmonberry Canyon by hiking down the North Fork Salmonberry Road or Beaver Slide Road, but you can't hike the route of the railroad. Plans are being considered to construct a hiking/biking trail through the canyon with the involvement of Oregon State Parks, but these are in the exploratory stages only.

Drive west from Portland on Highway 26 for about 40 miles. Just west of milepost 32, turn left on to Salmonberry Road. Salmonberry Road is pretty well hidden when traveling west. The forest roads in this area are a maze, but recent signage has helped a lot. Set your trip meter to 0 and follow the instructions below.

Step Odometer Reading Description
1 0.0 Reset Odometer at intersection of highway 26 and Salmonberry Road. Go south on Salmonberry Road.
2 1.2 Go straight at the junction with Section 10 Road.
3 3.2 Stay to the left at the junction with Shires Road.
4 4.0 Go straight ahead on to North Fork Salmonberry Road signed "NF Salmonberry Road"
5 10.2 Turn right at an unsigned intersection to continue on North Fork Salmonberry Road
6 14.6 The trailhead at the end of the road

Other Notes

The last couple miles of this road gradually deteriorates. This road is passable to all cars, but just barely. More ground clearance will make things a lot easier.

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