Salt Creek - Diamond Creek Falls Trail

MODERATE 85 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
1040 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

snowshoeing

trail running

walking

forest

lake

river

waterfall

wild flowers

snow

hiking
1 month ago

Two epic waterfalls can be seen here, Salt Creek and Diamond Creek Falls. Salt Creek is a quick walk while Diamond Creek is longer. This is a good spot to get into snow shoeing. Here is a video of my time here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ep1UIQW65Os

hiking
1 month ago

Stunning scenery and beautiful waterfall, great for a brief stop on the return from Crater Lake (especially if the lake is veiled in fog and you’re seeking redemption...)

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls! Will definitely come back!

4 months ago

An amazing hike. Diamond creek falls is incredibly beautiful!

hiking
4 months ago

My wife picked this one out. Little hidden gem right off Hwy 58. I wasn't sure what to expect, but we experienced lightly travelled trails with a few great viewpoints and waterfalls. We ran into only a few other hikers, and had a nice quiet outing. Great waterfalls!

hiking
4 months ago

Very nice loop. There is a way to walk down to the bottom of salt creek falls as well as diamond creek. Too much bear lake isn't much of a lake but you can get up to it. Also went to falls creek falls which is on the way to Vivian lake. A separate trail off the loop. Not my favorite fall. Did not make it to the lake due to time restraints. Hiked closer to 8 miles by seeing all 3 falls. Adding Vivian lake would have made it closer to 10. The loop is a pretty easy trail. Falls creek has a steady incline after the railroad tracks

backpacking
4 months ago

Very beautiful. Explored the area and backpacked the trails. Camped by lower diamond creek falls, had an amazing experience. I recommend this Trail system for exploring. :)

4 months ago

Beautiful hike! Three beautiful waterfalls. My 11 year old son is picky about hikes. There was enough variety (foot bridges, wooden stairs cut into a log, creek crossings via stones/fallen logs, train tracks, etc) that he was well entertained.

hiking
5 months ago

Hike is ok. I thought Salt Creek Falls were great but Diamond Creek didn't compare. Forest is lovely on the way to falls. I used Skin So Soft bug spray and had no issues with skeeters. Finding the trail was difficult. You have to use the paved trail to the left of bathrooms and continue past picnic area to bridge over creek. That's the first place I saw a sign marking the trail.

5 months ago

Nice easy hike with some great views. Was ruined a little bit by the swarms of mosquitoes. We used bug spray liberally and were still attacked by the swarms.
Still a really nice hike. Well maintained trail.

hiking
6 months ago

lots of mosquitoes! use DEET.

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Mid-July, bring mosquito repellent or the like!

hiking
6 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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
7 months 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.

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 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!

11 months ago

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

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