Salmon Butte Trail climbs 3000’ over its 4.3 miles through the forest to the 4,870’ Salmon Butte. The trail climbs steeply for the first 1.5 miles then becomes more gradual for the next 2 miles. The trail climbs steeply again for the final mile. At 4 miles, the trail runs into an old road. Follow the road to the right and continue to the summit of Salmon Butte. On a clear day, as you summit, you will be rewarded with an outstanding view of Mount Hood. To the south you can see Mt. Jefferson and the Three Sisters. To the north, Mount Hood, Mount Adams, Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and the Salmon River valley.