Salt Creek - Diamond Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 62 reviews
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Salt Creek - Diamond Creek Falls Trail is a 5.4 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and snowshoeing and is best used from June until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1223 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

hiking
20 hours ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

hiking
5 days ago

lots of mosquitoes! use DEET.

7 days ago

Bring bug spray! Ended up leaving early due to mosquitos - beautiful though!

hiking
10 days ago

Mid-July, bring mosquito repellent or the like!

hiking
12 days ago

Hiked to the bottom of Salt Creek Falls. A lot of loose rocks so be careful. It was well worth it. The view at the bottom was amazing!

hiking
15 days ago

The hike itself is great, but there are way too many mosquitoes. We tried to go all the way to Vivian Lake and had to turn around because the dog already had 20+ visable bites. I would not advise taking dogs, but spray did the trick for me. Really great views and a nice trail.

hiking
18 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

I started this hike at 6 PM Wednesday, July 5 and literally did not encounter another person on the trail the entire time! This made it so much more enjoyable truly getting out in the wilderness and the falls were phenomenal. Amazing vistas on the return leg past Diamond Creek Falls and Lower Diamond Creek Falls. My new favorite evening hike.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

A nice, fairly flat hike all things considered. Notable steep spots include getting to the base of salt creek falls, base of diamond creek falls (several portions of this section of path were washing out, including a built wooden bridge), but it doesn't hinder you from completing the loop. Follow the blue diamonds and the arrows and you should be just fine when considering navigation.
Cool cliff spots and waterfalls, not very many people past salt creek falls. Bathroom by the parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

4/30/17 Great snowshoeing loop. I did this early in the season, and was first to blaze a trail around the whole loop. I went up today with thoughts of hiking it without snowhoes, but there's still too much snow.

2 months ago

Found a cougar paw in the snow when I did this trail in late winter early spring.

hiking
3 months ago

Definitely wasn't prepared for the 5 feet of snow hike! Such a beautiful sight though in the end. Bundle up and wear hiking boots!

trail running
4 months ago

5 months ago

Falls were amazing in the snow. We did the whole loop and it was fun.