Explore the most popular dogs on leash trails near Oakridge with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

4 days ago

The lake was kind of dried up and the trail had few switchbacks so it was pretty strenuous going up.

hiking
7 days ago

Gorgeous Fall hike with beautiful colors. Hiked to small pool and back.

mountain biking
7 days ago

Ominous Thanksoeouy

simply lovely! just because it's a short hike, doesn't mean it's not worth it.

awesome. we snowshoed, saw cougar prints

A good trip, trail is steep but fairly short and the views are nice. It was also fun to rummage in the tailings of the old mine in the ghost town down below.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike trying to increase my miles to see what I am comfortable with doing. I definitely want to come back to camp

About 40 minute drive outside of Oakridge be sure to stop at the old A&W before heading there.Started at Sand Prairie campground. Day use fee is $8 or you can tent camp for $14. Mostly flat meandering singletrack that goes through a nice deep fir tree forest. I was told it goes for about 30 miles along the river but not really next to the river about 150' parallel to it.

Not a lot of water this time of year but also too dry for mosquitos! I'd rate this trail as easy since I took the boyfriend (who doesn't hike) and he completed the 6.5 miles (round trip) with ease. The pool is a tad too cold for a relaxing dip, but good rock hunting.

Great hike! i’ve stopped at Salt Creek Falls many times, but didn’t know about the bridge or this trail. I need to go back, there is more to be seen.

Only downside: there were some wooden bridges that weren’t in real solid shape. I’d be happy to go back up and spend some time building new ones!

a little bit confusing but absolutely beautiful.

My location was not working, so the recording function did not work. I got lost by taking an easily missed path. I went off trail for a mile or so, and lost a lot of time. When I got back in the trail, I tried to find Falls Creek Fall but I couldn’t find it and it was getting late and the mosquitos were getting to me. I ended up just doing the Diamond Creek Falls loop which was lovely.
Would like to do the trail again all the way to Vivian Lake.

Did this hike today and it was awesome. Worth the drive from Bend. We went on past Fall Creek Falls up to Vivian Lake. We were early enough that we had the whole Lake to ourself, found the sand bar that lets you walk to the middle of the lake and took a swim. In the end it was 9.4 miles total. Definitely a must see.

hiking
2 months ago

Did the Salt Creek Falls to Vivian Lake and ended up 2miles down a forest service road. Best advice is to turn right towards diamond falls not left to follow the Vivian lake trail sign. Go see Diamond Falls and then hike up to the lookout and keep going up. You will eventually cross railroad tracks and look to your left for the trail.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail was very lightly trafficked despite the crowds at salt creek falls. Once you cross the train tracks be careful to look for the trail to the left of the road directly ahead.

hiking
2 months ago

8/11/18
No nesting eagles this year, one pair of osprey at middle lake. No mosquitos at this time. Tons of Huckleberries, both blue and red Yumm!

hiking
2 months ago

8/12/18- Hazardous Hornets!
Fire ecology on display along Rebel Creek. The 2017 Revel Rock fire left most trees scorched but alive. The trail was apparently used by fire crews for access as some materials are still piled along trail. Otherwise this trail would likely not be open at all. Many trees continue to fall and debris rolling down hillside create new obstacles along trail.
DANGER-
About 2 miles in on Rebel Creek our dog attacked a hornets nest and turned us back. Our group of three sustained about a dozen stings while we ran away along a narrow section of trail with a steep drop.

hiking
2 months ago

Logging road 5847 was closed so we had to take an alternate route after having already traveled up the road awhile. It was very time consuming and I felt there wasn’t enough signage. Short hike, nice trail to walk on. The water was a nice break. Will have to go during a different time of year because it looks nothing like some of the pictures posted.

I’ve done this twice now! It is a beautiful one to keep coming back to. Pack bug spray!!

Really enjoyed this hike! There were two or three different waterfalls that were pretty neat. The last mile up to the falls is a little bit of a butt kicker but the waterfall is worth it. You can also continue a mile past the falls and head to Vivian Lake. The shore was a little muddy but it was great for a swim to cool down! The way back is all downhill and fairly shaded. Follow all our adventures on Instagram @themicrotourists.

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2 months ago

Nice out and back hike. We were able to climb to the upper part of the falls and the kids enjoyed playing in the water. Really shaded area with some beautiful trees and pools.

hiking
2 months ago

Went late in the season. Not a lot of water was flowing but still an enjoyable experience. I plan on coming back when the water is really raging.

hiking
2 months ago

It’s a great easy hike. Takes about an hour to get to the trailhead from Cottage Grove and about about 30 minutes to get to the waterfall and back. Combined with some other trails in the area and it’s a decent day.

hiking
3 months ago

Short, but beautiful hike. The falls are gorgeous. While the hike is short, the falls are pretty enough to spend a while taking in the view. Bring a book and a picnic, and hang out for a while. Dip your toes in the cool water.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike was a good climb with even better views at the top! Hit a small snow patch, but it was easy to pass. Beware of the mosquitoes! 6/24/18.

Great hike for kids and also good for elderly although they might have stop a few times before they reach the waterfall. They’re are a lot of great view points and one of the best waterfalls is at the beginning of the hike. Definitely recommend

One of my favorites

3 months ago

FYI— this is not really a hiking trail. We tried to follow directions and start walking, but it was pretty wooded over. The Pacific Crest Trail is just down the road so that’s a better bet than this for a hike.

Just a short 1 mile round trip to a cascading waterfall. Lots of moss and rocks makes this waterfall very pretty. There is a picnic bench at the beginning of the trail as well as at the base of the falls.

Nice short hike to beautiful falls. Would be a lovely place for a picnic with young kids. Easy to get to,

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