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Visiting Opal Creek (Oregon)

Oregon hiking- Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

Hiking Opal Creek (Oregon)

Hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

8 great NW Summer Swimming Holes just outside Portland [Opal Pool pictured]. www.escherpe.com

Go Swimming- 8 great NW Summer Swimming Holes just outside Portland [Opal Pool pictured].

Trail to Opal pool Oregon

Trail to Opal pool Oregon

Opal Pool—Willamette National Forest, Oregon: A leap into the refreshingly brisk waters of Opal Pool should come with an automatic membership into the Polar Bear Club -- even during the dog days of summer, the waters hover near a bracing 42 degrees. Luckily, you will have worked up quite a sweat by the time you reach the pool, after a 3.5-mile hike through the old-growth Douglas firs of the Willamette National Forest’s Opal Creek Wilderness Area.

Opal Pool—Willamette National Forest, Oregon: A leap into the refreshingly brisk waters of Opal Pool should come with an automatic membership into the Polar Bear Club -- even during the dog days of summer, the waters hover near a bracing 42 degrees.

Opal Creek  Take Exit 253 Hwy 22 towards Detroit.  22 miles, at flashing yellow light is the Swiss Village Restaurant.  Turn left/north onto the North Fork Rd. The Opal Creek trailhead is at the very end of this road, approx 20 miles.  14 miles of pavement then road turns to gravel.  After approx 1.5 -2 miles you will see a turn-off on the right towards Three Pools. Stay to the left on Forest Road 2209. Continue another 4 miles to the Opal Creek/Jawbone parking area and trail head.

Opal Creek Take Exit 253 Hwy 22 towards Detroit. 22 miles, at flashing yellow…

Natural waterslide, Opal Creek Trail, 2 1/2 hours from Portland, OR

Natural waterslide, Opal Creek Trail, 2 1/2 hours from Portland, OR

Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails. With its pristine lakes and waterfalls ...

Hiking Opal Creek (Oregon)

Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails. With its pristine lakes and waterfalls ...

18 Incredible Swimming Holes Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

19 Natural Pools Around The World That'll Make Your Jaw Drop

18 Incredible Swimming Holes Everyone Should Visit At Least Once

Gotta go here! Oregon's Opal Creek Wilderness is a lush hiker's paradise.

Oregon's Opal Creek Wilderness is a lush hiker's paradise

Opal Creek just under a from Portland River walks old trees, a hike to Sawmill Falls or/and a 7 mile goes upriver to Opal Pool and Jawbone Flats (a very cool Depression-era mining camp)

I've been here, it's lovely - Opal Creek Wilderness in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon  --  Opal Creek Valley contains 50 waterfalls, five lakes, and 36 miles of hiking trails with 500-1000 year old trees.

Opal Creek Wilderness in the Willamette National Forest in Oregon -- Opal Creek Valley contains 50 waterfalls, five lakes, and 36 miles of hiking trails with year old trees. Went on a trip to opal creek in grade. Best week of out door school ever!

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