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Salmonberry Trailhead

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

At the Salmonberry Trailhead (bobcat)


Hikes starting here

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.

Take Highway 26 west from Portland. Just past milepost 20 (49.5 miles from the junction of US-26 & OR-217), turn left on Lower Nehalem Road, signed for the Lower Nehalem River and Henry Rierson Spruce Run Campground.

Drive 13.2 miles along the Nehalem River on this road (At 5.8 miles, after the campground, the road becomes gravel with short stretches of pavement; at some point it becomes Foss Road).

Pull off to the left behind a large rock just before the bridge that spans the Salmonberry River.

Fees and Regulations

  • Trailhead is now closed (see above).


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