Opal Creek Trail

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Opal Creek Trail ist ein 6.9 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Lyons, Oregon. Er führt entlang eines Flusses, durch schönen Wald und es gibt einen Wasserfall und schöne Wildblumen. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke für alle Leistungsniveaus geeignet. Es gibt verschiedene Aktivitätsmöglichkeiten. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 6.9 miles Höhenunterschied: 652 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

angeleinte Hunde

kinderfreundlich

Camping

Wandern

Mountainbiking

Naturausflüge

Spazieren

Vogelbeobachtung

Laufen

Höhle

Wald

teilweise befestigt

Fluss

Aussicht

Wasserfall

Wildblumen

Wildtiere

historischer Ort

Beginning at the Opal Creek Trailhead, this hike is on a gravel road through an old-growth forest of cedar trees. This trail takes you over a high bridge to the opal pool and you can loop around and go back through Jawbone Flats which is a fun little historic town to see. It is a great walk along an old road and an opportunity to explore an old mining operation abandoned over a century ago in this ancient forest. There are several little trail junctions that veer off the main trail that lead to swimming holes. Along the way you can also see Slide Falls and Sawmill Falls. This is a popular trail so do not expect to have the entire place to yourself. Camping and parking are regulated due to the popularity of the site.

wandern
schnee
8 days ago

steinig
1 month ago

Had to turn around five miles before the trailhead due to horrible road conditions, potholes were everywhere and too deep for my Toyota Camry. Couldn't say if the trail was still open as there is no information indicating closure on the national parks website, and we didn't make it that far.

wandern
1 month ago

Pot holes driving in, make sure you have a high clearance vehicle. The scenery was absolutely worth the hike!! Only down fall was the horrid disgusting bathroom at the parking area...

wandern
schlammig
2 months ago

wandern
2 months ago

Great hike with great sites. The drive to the parking area was full of massive potholes- not the greatest if you have a small car/low to the ground vehicle Other than that- beautiful day for a hike

wandern
3 months ago

been several times. there’s a lot of different things to see. summer is nice to swim in certain locations

wandern
3 months ago

Holy moly that's some blue water! BEAUTIFUL falls and pools! This is a delayed review, went about a month ago. Wow it's stunning but damn it's busy! Would love to come on a day with less people on the trail. The trail was in great condition and I enjoyed all the extra trails going to the waters edge. Also, as many have said, the gravel portion of the road going to the trail is a mess! But we made it in a Toyota Corolla, just expect that very short distance to take way longer than you think. Worth the trip!

wandern
3 months ago

A great walk with my pup! We enjoyed the whole thing. Went mid day, in the week, saw only a few people. Pup had a ton of fun too

wandern
schlammig
3 months ago

The road is really bad, lots of pot holes. I had a blast in my 4runner but be prepared for a bumpy ride. Overall a great hike and was super quiet surprisingly!

wandern
4 months ago

Real real cool

wandern
4 months ago

This is a great easy, yet longer, trail. The inclines are not bad. Beautiful creek and waterfalls with crystal clear water. We got there around 9:30 am and it wasn't too crowded for most of our time. As we were wrapping up our hike it got really crowded. That was probably about 1 pm on a Saturday. The road to get to the trailhead is pretty bad when you get to the gravel part, but we made it in a Toyota Corolla, just wasn't a ton of fun. The line of cars parked down the road was unbelievable by the time we left. The trail is super popular so get there early!

wandern
4 months ago

Road to trail head was a little rough, but I saw plenty of small cars making the trip. This was a beautiful hike through the woods with plenty of locations to stop and see the crystal clear water. Overall a very easy hike of about 8.6 miles. W did a small detour to a waterfall near Opal pool which was definitely worth the extra distance.

wandern
steinig
5 months ago

Beautiful hike! The water is crystal clear and refreshing. Its great to jump in one of the pools to cool off and have some fun. We packed a little lunch and enjoyed a rest in the shade. The gravel road in from the trailhead to jawbone flats is wide and well maintained, however quite rocky, so wear a shoe that has good support...will help combat fatigue. Even though it says 7 miles there and back, we clocked 11. Good to know for when we come back, so we can allow more time to explore. There are so many little gems along the trail, it’s hard to have just one favorite.

wandern
käfer
steinig
5 months ago

This trail was definitely longer than stated. We turned around after the pond that’s good for cliff diving and still clocked a lil over 7 miles. Parts of the trail were real rocky and on a cliff edge - I was glad we didn’t have our pup on this hike. All that to say, it was beautiful and quite the experience! We saw and heard a big tree fall (that was cooool) and we joined the youths in jumping into the pond from the ~25ft cliffs. I would do this hike again and give myself more time.

wandern
5 months ago

This is a beautiful trail! Swimming holes are deep and plentiful. It is crowded, but there is enough space to spread out. Road rutted but only towards the end. We saw beautiful salamanders or newts and fish everywhere. Loved this hike.

wandern
5 months ago

so i had a baby, 3 year old and handicapped cliant that i brought in a wheel chair. walked about a mile (?) or so ovet the first bridge (beautiful) then a couple minutes later had to ditch the chair as it became gravel and slightly up hill and people were telling me it was 14 miles round trip uphill (dont beleive thats true but o whale) we took the first trail on the right doen to a mini fall and some water and i needed help getting my diabled cliant down the last like 10 ft or so. water was beautiful and i wished we made the hike to see the rest but heads up a wheel chair will only make it a couple miles in or less lol stroller would have prolly been fine.

wandern
5 months ago

Very easy trail. Beautiful. So many places to stop and check out the water.

wandern
5 months ago

Waterfall slide is so fun and was shocked it didn’t hurt. I was also pleasantly surprised that the water wasn’t too cold for swimming. The trail is flat and wide; very easy.

wandern
5 months ago

The waterfall slide was fun. Crowded, not worth the long walk.

wandern
5 months ago

Beautiful trail with lots of great spots to stop for lunch and a swim. Jawbone Flats was a neat little town and worth the trek. Dirt road up to the trailhead is horrible and in need of maintenance so hopefully you have a truck or SUV.

wandern
5 months ago

The trail is easy. The river and pools are beautiful. However, if you are looking forward to a peaceful walk in the forest you should not go on this trail. I have seen fewer people around Old Faithful, in Yellowstone. The trail is super heavily used.

wandern
5 months ago

It was a beautiful trail and a pretty easy hike. However, it was heavily trafficked and appeared to be a local teenage hangout. The road up to the trail was quite rough with lots of deep potholes. Due to the huge crowds, we had to park about a quarter of a mile down the street from the trailhead. I would’ve given it a higher rating, but it was just too heavily trafficked to allow us to fully enjoy our surroundings. It would be a good hike for parents with younger children though, and a nice place to walk a dog.

wandern
5 months ago

More of a kid friendly trail. Definitely mad made trail. Enjoyable for sure. Pools are easy to access and swim in !

wandern
6 months ago

In my opinion, the most beautiful hike in Oregon. The road up to the parking area is pretty bad and is need of repair though.

wandern
6 months ago

Great trail.

wandern
6 months ago

so much fun!!

Laufen
6 months ago

Classic photogenic Oregon trail! Gets a fair amount of people. Gravel road going will slow you down getting in. The trail was actually a lollipop with the main road getting you to the front of the town called Jawbone flats in the middle of the forest, and the other part of the lollipop, being a more single track type trail that comes into the back of the town. There are a few side trails to check out the creek or various mining equipment. Not a technical trail. Slight incline. All-in-all, good.

wandern
6 months ago

Easy trail as long as you can brave the treacherous drive up the mountain. You can stay on the gravel toward the education center or cross the bridge at the fork for a more moderate hike. Neat mountain town that's a glimpse into the past and beautiful blue water.

wandern
6 months ago

This is a awesome place the only reason for the 4 star is the gravel road that is about a 5 mile stretch is pretty bad unless you have a suv or pickup truck. The whole road needs regraded and new gravel. Go really slow or your vehicle may pay the price. Other than that the absolute beauty that is back there is truly amazing. I will go back just bring a truck.

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