Green Canyon to Devil’s Peak to Linney Creek to Salmon River

Salmon River is our most often run trail, after those in Forest Park. For this run, we started up Green Canyon, to the top of Devil's Peak for the view from the fire lookout, down to Linney Creek on a 5 mile out-and-back, than completed the loop by running the Salmon River Trail. It was a cool and cloudy day that only cleared up for a moment during our lunch break, just down from Devil's Peak. The timing couldn't have been better, because it was one of only two spots where you can see Mt Hood and we got to really soak in the view. The wildflowers were in full form and it was a great spring run.
A large, dark rough skinned newt greeted us on the trail

Hello Wilderness!


Coralroot in bloom

The misty reach of trees

Fairy slipper orchids

Still some trillium hanging on

Ann capturing the view of Mt Jefferson

The only time the clouds parted, to show us Mt Hood during our lunch break

Kinzel Lake Trail

Lots of nice, large mushrooms pushing up

Once of many idyllic streams

Bear grass in bloom along the trail


Bunchberry aka dwarf dogwood


Larkspur


Map from Strava

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