Opal Creek Trail

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Opal Creek Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Elkhorn, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1374 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

A walk along an old road and an opportunity to explore a mining operation abandoned over a century ago.

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4 days ago

The hike is pretty easy as it states. I read many reviews of people complaining about how it's a gravel road, but it's not like what you'd think. Driving up is pretty annoying but the hike isn't bad. We did almost eight miles because we parked farther back on purpose. Be prepared to pay to park, that isn't mentioned and it's extremely busy so unless you get there really early expect a walk to the trailhead. I will do this again.

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4 days ago

It felt long because it kinda was. Pretty. We did the natural water slide! Not horrible elevation gain at all.

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5 days ago

Great hike with beautiful scenery and a little history too. Although the trail is listed at 6.5 miles, we tracked almost 9 miles. My kids loved swimming in the crystal clear pools and sliding down the natural rock slide. You MUST stop along the trail to take a dip and lunch break. Go all the way to the end to Jawbone Flats and around to Opal Pool. So beautiful.

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12 days ago

This is a very good family hike.

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15 days ago

This is a flat trail and has some interesting history about the mining caves. Some of the old equipment is still there. The opal pool is absolutely beautiful. Fun and easy hike.

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17 days ago

I love doing the full loop - beautiful scenery!

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