Opal Creek to Jawbone Flats Loop

MODERATE 14 reviews
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Opal Creek to Jawbone Flats Loop is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elkhorn, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and nature trips and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
613 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wildlife

rocky

historic site

hiking
7 days ago

The water was so beautiful. The hike was pretty easy, even with three kids. The crowds of people were definitely a turn off, though. I’d go again, but very early in the morning.

hiking
15 days ago

Why no paste. I’m not typing it again. Accidentally put on different page. You let me copy/cut on old review but no paste on the new one. Bs fix your app, this is dumb!
Great hike....

hiking
30 days ago

Absolutely stunning hike. Although the 6.6 miles is not entirely accurate , from the start of the trailhead to the finish it's over 8. But the hike is stunning all the way to the falls which are indescribable. The drive that's unpaved though is TERRIBLE ( full of potholes) so be prepared with a good vehicle!

hiking
2 months ago

The water and waterfalls are beautiful!

hiking
3 months ago

Did this trail last summer. Great for beginners, since it's fairly flat. Definitely a popular trail though, lots of people, kids, dogs, groups playing music, ect.
The old mine town is very cool and the waterfalls and pools are so beautiful, that it was well worth the crowds.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail in west central Oregon. There are waterfalls along the hike, plus an old mine and mining town toward the end of the loop. Highly recommend.

hiking
4 months ago

This is one I enjoy several times a year. I cannot seem to get enough of the opal creek ancient forest. I consider myself a keeper of the forest and I am always amazed at the beauty of this hike and the surroundings. Respect the forest and leave no trace.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice easy hike with some great scenery!! Clearest water and pools I’ve ever seen!! A little snow sticking on the sides of the trail but still in very good condition for now. Definitely one to do again!

hiking
5 months ago

This hike is great! You take the opal creek trail head out and add on a little loop through the old, historic, quaint town of Jawbone Flats. I definitely recommend!

nature trips
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3 months ago