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 Lower 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.
Let’s walk back down the railroad! This time we’ll be getting a little high …
This kind of rail damage is pretty standard all along the Salmonberry.
Forest view from the Big Baldwin Bridge, about 2.5 miles out.
An iPhone panorama of Cochran Pond.
The tunnels are slightly creepy and super cool. At least there aren’t trains in them anymore!
Big Baldwin Bridge is probably the highlight of this section of the Salmonberry.
Water tank at the top of Big Baldwin — also the start of a 1.6-mile-long hose.
This is the much-damaged Wolf Creek: note the debris below and the tracks across the way, which a mile’s walk.
Here’s a close-up of that same section of track, along Wolf Creek.
It’s not the highest, but the bridge at Wolf Creek is all wood and very sweet.
Hey, we can do it ! Let’s walk to San Francisco!
Here are a couple of videos, the first from Big Baldwin Bridge:
And the second from Wolf Creek Bridge:
I hope to see you, someday, on the Salmonberry Trail!