Salt Creek Trail: Marilyn and Gold Lakes

MODERATE 2 reviews
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Salt Creek Trail: Marilyn and Gold Lakes is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Oakridge, Oregon that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, birding, and backpacking and is best used from May until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1345 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

backpacking

birding

hiking

trail running

lake

waterfall

wildlife

snow

backpacking
2 months ago

This is a good training hike for overnight backpacking. It goes from Salt Creek Road to Waldo Lake Road. To follow the trails you follow the Blue Arrows. Some can be kind of confusing when there are multiple arrows in the same spot, but that is usually on a hill where the trails switchback formation.
One thing to be aware of is that there is not any water at either end of the trail. There are several lakes and there is a decent creek. This creek is approximately 3 miles from the Waldo Lake Road Trail Head. It also marks where the incline increases significantly. We came back to the creek and spent the night there.

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Beautiful hike!!! Nice views peaceful waterways with enchanting waterfalls. Completed this hike in the off season still allot of snow which created a beautiful peaceful environment of its own.