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Salmon River Estuary Trail

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Distance
0.74 mi
Elevation gain
7 ft
Technical difficulty
Easy
Elevation loss
7 ft
Max elevation
23 ft
TrailRank 
27
Min elevation
11 ft
Trail type
Loop
Moving time
14 minutes
Time
24 minutes
Coordinates
192
Uploaded
December 18, 2022
Recorded
December 2022
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23 ft
11 ft
0.74 mi

near Sayward, British Columbia (Canada)

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Itinerary description

This short and wide, easy trail with several solid bridges allows a deep penetration into the massive Salmon River estuary, bringing one to the bank of the main channel.

Waypoints

PictographCar park Altitude 10 ft
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Parking at the Trailhead

There is room for at most a half dozen cars to park at the trailhead, which is alongside a special parallel logging road. I would NOT park off the side of the logging road if this small lot were full. Logging trucks with wide loads come by fast.

PictographPanorama Altitude 7 ft
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Panorama

This little rise by the side of the trail with a bit of fencing is an early peek into a larger side channel of the Salmon River.

PictographBridge Altitude -13 ft
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Bridge #1

They don't fool around with their bridges. This one could last a hundred years.

PictographBridge Altitude -3 ft
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Bridge #2

A second steel bridge crosses only a narrow channel.

PictographBirding spot Altitude -7 ft
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Blind

This "bird blind" provides a narrow view through the trees to the north. There is a small "step bench" so kids or shorter-statured adults can see over the railing. Someone has also left a fabric chair there.

PictographPanorama Altitude -13 ft
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River's Edge

In through a copse of trees is the main flow of the Salmon River. This is a nice spot to stop and sit in the sun or under the protection of the trees.

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