Salmon Creek Ravine

12550 Shorewood Drive SW

The open space park is undeveloped. It features 88 acres of river bank vegetation set along the Salmon Creek drainage, popular for hikers with its mostly primitive trail system which winds and branches throughout the wooded hillsides. The main trail is accessible from Shorewood Drive SW, and immediately to the left of the gated entrance to the waste treatment plant.

The heavily wooded ravine has a remnant of the verdant fir and cedar forest that once cloaked the area, includes a mile-long, year-round stream, and another mile of feeder tributaries, some of which are spring-fed. It also contains vestiges of the logging industry that flourished here. Springboard notches still scar cedar stumps scattered among the nettles and sword ferns, and the faint, mossy traces of skid roads are still visible along the hillsides.

Animals common to the ravine include bald eagles, raccoon, red fox, muskrat bats, osprey, otters, and grey squirrels.

Learn more about the Salmon Creek Watershed.