Opal Creek Trail

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Opal Creek Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Detroit, 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.

hiking
3 days ago

5 days ago

I love the trail. Easy hike and the water is beautiful. The road up on the other hand sucks!!! There's a few miles of potholes and when I say that I mean potholes EVERYWHERE! Worth driving up one time probably not again though

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17 days ago

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20 days ago

Great hike! Even though it was crowded we had plenty of chances to get off the trail and hike alone! Man is everyone right when they say part of the road up to the trail head is messed up! Seriously needs repair!

hiking
20 days ago

Very confused on how this is rated so high. The trail isn't an actual trail it's a blocked off road. Once you get to the end it's a rapid in the river nothing overly exciting.

24 days ago

Love the trail, nice and easy so you can enjoy the view and the walk. Nice wide trails so you can walk side by side.

24 days ago

Drive up was very bumpy but well worth it!

hiking
27 days ago

hiking
28 days ago

The trail was great! But the road driving into the trail was horrible.
Over all a great experience.

hiking
28 days ago

28 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

This was by far one of my favorite hikes to date! But I'm only giving it 4 stars and this is why....A) the road getting to the trail head, HOLY POTHOLES! More like craters to the ends of the earth is what they are! And B) the people. I can not understand for the life of me why people treat these beautiful trails like trash. Clean up after yourselves. And puhlease be respectful of others using the trail. That said... the trail is absolutely beautiful all the way. Rushing water and multiple waterfalls.

hiking
1 month ago

I suggest hiking here in the early spring or late fall to truly enjoy the views. The summer time can be quite busy as Portlanders will travel out here to swim in the opal waters. I went in late March to have most of the place to ourselves. A must see for Oregonians!

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1 month ago

This was a fun but crowded trail when you get near the pool. There's still some snow of the ground so it's a little cold towards the end of the trail.

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