Hike, Travel, Write

Oregon Coast Range Hikes: Lower Salmonberry River

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range Hike.
Nov 08, 2013

Oregon Coast Range Hikes: Lower Salmonberry River

3
Share

The owner of this trail has asked that the public cease hiking it. I have decided, therefore, to no longer encourage people to hike it. I’ve removed the directions from this post and the one on the Upper Salmonberry, and I will take it out of the next edition of my book, 60 Hikes Within 60 Miles of Portland.

For now, here’s a photo album of what should, one day, be an amazing trail through the Coast Range.

If you’d like to read about places to go hiking in the Portland area, click here.

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range Hike.

One of several bridges along the abandoned railroad through the Salmonberry River Canyon.

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Old tracks.

 

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Beautiful scenery.

 

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Tracks with nothing under them.

 

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

There are several layers of history along the Salmonberry.

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

The tracks hung on in many places, even when the ground gave way. (Below are some fiber-optic cables)

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Trees and boulders block the tracks in many places.

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

This old machine is one of many such relics of railroad days you’ll come across.

 

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

There are several tunnels.

 

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Water tank at Enright.

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Abandoned cars … and houses!?!?

 

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Lunch on the rails, Woody Guthrie style.

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Salmonberry River.

The Salmonberry River is a unique Oregon Coast Range hike.

Yes, those are sections of rail down in the river!

I hope to see you, someday, on the Salmonberry Trail!

Like the “60 Hikes” page on Facebook.

I don’t just hike around Portland, though: I’m also working on a book about soccer in England.

Paul Gerald

I am the author of several books on hiking, camping, eating breakfast and chilling out. I am also a freelance travel writer, publisher, hiker, and inveterate traveler.
  • @60HikesPortland

  • @authorpaulg