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Diamond Creek Falls Trail is a 4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, and nature trips.

Length 4.0 mi Elevation gain 784 ft Route type Loop
Hiking Nature trips Running Forest Lake Views Waterfall Wildlife No dogs
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The trail starts at the fantastic Salt Creek Falls, which can be viewed from above and, by following the spur on our route, from below. Following Diamond Creek Falls Trail counter-clockwise, you first walk along the southern rim of Salt Creek Canyon, then pass by Too Much Bear Lake (which you can access via a spur), then Lower Diamond Creek Falls (which may not be visible from the dedicated view point due to foliage), and then to Upper Diamond Creek Falls (which can be viewed from below by following the spur on the AllTrails route down and from above at the excellent dedicated view point). Aside from the falls and a few canyon views and glimpses of area peaks, the trail goes through fairly dense pine forest.

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Brooke S
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Crystal Canter
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Literally SO gorgeous & easy to get to!

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Benny Miller
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HikingFee

A very nice hike with great views and waterfalls. Lower Diamond is amazing. Trail is in good condition and there's plenty of places to picnic a lunch and enjoy the day.

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Jeff Ward
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Joshua Melte
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HikingFeeGreat!

Trail is in good shape . A nice loop to get plenty of exercise

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Eva Ahumada
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HikingFee

Really beautiful trail with lots of cliffs. Great viewpoints of the mountains and canyon. Didn’t quite make it to the falls because children were exhausted. Got to a view point of the falls but intend to go back soon

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Arin Krenke
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Beautiful, easy to navigate.

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Anthony Tamburrini
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Really awesome you definitely have to go on the side trails to see the really cool waterfall

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Staci Lanter
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Great trail. Easy to follow.

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James Gzmn
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HikingBlowdownBugsFee

This is a lovely little hike. The forest is beautiful, and there are enough view points to keep it interesting. Not that many other hikers for a nice Sunday, most people parked there were going to the main falls overlook and not taking the trail, enough mosquitoes to warrant some bug spray, but not so many to ruin the experience. The side trail to the base of the lower falls is a little tricky, but worth the effort. The bridge that comes with a warning is totally fine to cross.

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Shambree Coleman
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Nice little trail. Well marked. Only hand full of hikers once you get on the trail. Be warned there is limited parking at the trailhead and it shares parking for observation deck that was packed. There are bathrooms at the trailhead but they haven’t been cleaned. No PT or sink for washing.

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Andy Porter
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HikingMuddy

Trail starts at the fantastic Salt Creek Falls, which we viewed from the observation area and from the bottom. We followed the trail counter-clockwise along the southern rim of Salt Creek Canyon, past Too Much Bear Lake (which you can access via a spur), then past Lower Diamond Creek Falls (which was barely visible), and then to Upper Diamond Creek Falls (which can be viewed from below by following a spur down and from above at the excellent dedicated view point). Aside from the falls and a few canyon views and glimpses of area peaks, the trail is through fairly dense pine forest. NOTE: contrary to a review below, the bridge to Upper Diamond Creek Falls is *not* out of service and is easily traversed, though a downed tree knocked about half of the handrail to a wide cut log bridge (the sign notes the damage).

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Julie Concannon Ballinger
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went to see salt Creek falls and came upon a sign that said diamond falls 1 in a half miles. B.S it was more like 5 miles or at least felt that way through all the hills, fallen trees and running water my dog and I had to go through. just to get to a sign that informs me the bridge is out!! I was so upset. gonna see if I can post pictures of signs. never did see diamond falls totally bummed!!

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Joe Boston
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HikingMuddyRockySnow

Quite a beautiful trail, one of my top 5 for sure. Was going to add Vivian Lake, but I was stopped by 3 foot snow drifts half a mile from the Diamond Peak Wilderness boundary. I am definitely coming back when the snow melts out.

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Ana Mendoza Cruz
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yazhen zhong
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Diamond falls were almost off my agenda until We accidentally found that they are accessible from the salt creek falls. We searched on the map but didn’t tell us how to get there. Anyway, we saw the falls not entirely since the Lower trail was not walkable at the time when we got there in late May. So we went to the upper trail. The falls are kinda hidden from the viewpoint. The diamond creek trail is easy. Not too much of ups and downs. The trail is directed with blue diamond signs on the trees. Essentially you will not get lost. Of course the salt creek falls are incredible and easily accessible.

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Kelton Gregory
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Perfect rainy day hike, trails are well maintained and easy to follow. Started at the Salt Creek Falls TH. The loop trail is marked with blue markers. Took maybe 2 hours to do the whole loop with a 40 minute stop at Diamond Creek Falls for a snack. We followed signs for Vivian Lake until we hit the train tracks and turned around, decided to stick only to the loop and stop at all of the viewpoints. Gets busier later in the day. If you want the trail to yourself, go early in the morning.

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ken moszeter
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Began my walking down to the base of Salt Creek falls. Upon returning to the top I walked along Salt Creek; crossed a wooden bridge; reaching the junction of Vivian Lake trail and Diamond Creek trail. Take the trail to the right (Diamond Cr trail). Good fall colors to be seen. Soon reached a junction to reach Too Much Bear Lake which is just a very short side trip. Returning to the mail trail is some elevation gain from which you can hear and just barely see through the trees a waterfall in the distance. Continuing on along Diamond Creek is another junction signed Lower Diamond Creek Falls. This short hike will take you to the base of the falls. Note you will be crossing a log bridge with signage stating the bridge has been damaged and do not proceed if you are unsure. Returning to the main trail continue uphill for a view from above of this waterfall. Continuing on the main trail you reach an unmarked junction. Take the trail to the left which takes you back to Salt Creek parking area. (The other trail at the junction takes you to Falls Creek falls and Vivian Lake.

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Aurora Alexander
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Maria Gamez
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BILL Gooding
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Jeremy Warren
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Kent Hildreth
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S Mathuz
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