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Best trails in Opal Creek Wilderness

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Looking for a great trail in Opal Creek Wilderness, Oregon? AllTrails has 13 great hiking trails, forest trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Gearing up for a challenge? There are 8 hard trails in Opal Creek Wilderness ranging from 6.5 to 33.6 miles and from 1,591 to 5,479 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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#1 - Opal Creek Trail
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 13 m
NOTE: As of July 2020, users have reported that near the end of route shown on this page, there is a trail closure. The Opal Creek Trail closes roughly a mile short of the end, so hikers must switch tShow more
#2 - Opal Creek to Jawbone Flats Loop
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 3 h 2 m
NOTE: It has been reported that the road to the trailhead is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please see the park's website for up to date information. A 4x4 with high clearance is recommended to reShow more
#3 - Henline Falls Trail
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 1.8 mi • Est. 54 m
Easy hike through Douglas Fir and Hemlock to Henline Falls and remnants of old mining from the 1930's. The trail meanders through young Douglas-fir and Western Hemlock forest. The trail ends at HenlShow more
#4 - Henline Mountain Trail
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 4 h 32 m
Stellar hike. Radical views. Plenty of places to hop off the trail for a break and a view. You gain about 1,000 feet per mile so having space to take breaks was a bonus. There may not be any snow up uShow more
#5 - Dome Rock Peak Trail
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 51 m
This is an awesome trail to the top of a mountain, with 360 degree views. Tumble Lake, Detroit Lake, and Mount Jefferson can all be viewed from the top. There are tons of wildflowers at the summit. ToShow more
#6 - Opal Creek to Cedar Flats
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 9.3 mi • Est. 4 h 27 m
Opal Creek to Cedar Flats is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity opShow more
#7 - Elk Lake to Twin Lakes
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 10.8 mi • Est. 5 h 57 m
Elk Lake to Twin Lakes is a 10.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Lyons, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options andShow more
#8 - Whetstone Peak to Opal Creek Loop
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 15.5 mi • Est. 8 h 15 m
Whetstone Peak to Opal Creek Loop is a 15.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lyons, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily usedShow more
#9 - Battle Ax Creek, Bagby and Whetstone Trail
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 23.2 mi • Est. Multi-day
Battle Ax Creek, Bagby and Whetstone Trail is a 23.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lyons, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers aShow more
#10 - Mount Beachie via French Creek Ridge Trail
Opal Creek Wilderness
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Length: 7.6 mi • Est. 4 h 20 m
Mount Beachie via French Creek Ridge Trail is a 7.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trailShow more
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