Opal Creek to Cedar Flats

MODERATE 7 reviews
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Opal Creek to Cedar Flats is a 9.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elkhorn, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until September.

9.3 miles
1056 feet
Out & Back



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3 months ago

This hike was beautiful, however the last 2 miles in on national Forest roads was rough. We took my hubbys GTI up there, in the winter time, and the pot holes were kinda crazy. (the road does get resurfaced in the spring which is good.) It was icy over many of the bridges we went over so watch for that and one of the foot bridges to opal pool had loose boards and was covered in ice with no hand rail so we ended up having to turn back. Despite the snow and ice it's a beautiful hike with crystal clear water, nice fresh air and an abundance of peace and quiet, even though it does get pretty busy, even in January we saw more than a dozen groups up at the falls. Huge reminder were hiking boots or shoes that are water resistant because there is a good bit of running water, puddles, mud and snow on most of the trails.

4 months ago

Easy to just past Jawbone Flats. The trail was icy in spots (early December) and had a couple slightly sketchy creek crossings (stone hopping and 1 plank crossing above a waterfall). The solitude and views were fantastic in December.

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