Distance: 2.5mi / 4km of trails
Elevation: 100ft / 30m
Wildwood Recreation Site is located along a bend of the Wild & Scenic Salmon River and encompasses 550 acres filled with old-growth Douglas fir, western red cedar and western hemlock. You can actually witness the ecosystems of the natural stream and wetland along the accessible interpretive trails and boardwalks. What really makes an impression is the underwater fish viewing chamber, along the 3/4 mile Cascade Streamwatch Trail.
You can do more than look at the fish and river while there, but actually fish and relax in the clear water. Visit during the fall when the salmon spawn in the, you guessed it, Salmon River.
If you value history you'll want to stop at the Barlow Road Historical Marker to walk near remnants of the actual Oregon Trail.
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Exploring aquatic life
Molly Johnson grew up in Mt. Hood Territory and loves getting to write content inspiring others to visit her beloved home.