Explore the most popular hiking 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.

I have gone here a ton and there is always something new to explore. Hundreds of roads and mines to look around. If you want to really see some cool stuff, contact the miners museum in Cottage Grove to get a tour.

Video showing history and views of Bohemia:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mmWmITySHY

hiking
17 days ago

Perfect rainy day hike, trails are well maintained and easy to follow. Started at the Salt Creek Falls TH. The loop trail is marked with blue markers. Took maybe 2 hours to do the whole loop with a 40 minute stop at Diamond Creek Falls for a snack. We followed signs for Vivian Lake until we hit the train tracks and turned around, decided to stick only to the loop and stop at all of the viewpoints. Gets busier later in the day. If you want the trail to yourself, go early in the morning.

Beautiful trail. Good for walking or running in most parts. We went on to Vivian lake which was farther than we anticipated and not well marked. All in all great day 8.5 miles total.

1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

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

mountain biking
1 month ago

Ominous Thanksoeouy

hiking
1 month ago

Began my walking down to the base of Salt Creek falls. Upon returning to the top I walked along Salt Creek; crossed a wooden bridge; reaching the junction of Vivian Lake trail and Diamond Creek trail. Take the trail to the right (Diamond Cr trail). Good fall colors to be seen. Soon reached a junction to reach Too Much Bear Lake which is just a very short side trip. Returning to the mail trail is some elevation gain from which you can hear and just barely see through the trees a waterfall in the distance. Continuing on along Diamond Creek is another junction signed Lower Diamond Creek Falls. This short hike will take you to the base of the falls. Note you will be crossing a log bridge with signage stating the bridge has been damaged and do not proceed if you are unsure. Returning to the main trail continue uphill for a view from above of this waterfall. Continuing on the main trail you reach an unmarked junction. Take the trail to the left which takes you back to Salt Creek parking area. (The other trail at the junction takes you to Falls Creek falls and Vivian Lake.

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

9/26/18
Salt Creek Falls is definitely worth a stop, especially if you take the trail down to view it from below the rim. We found Lower Diamond Falls, which was nice, but it left us wondering where the upper falls might be. Along the trail were some viewpoints which were great for fall foliage but also overlook the road so there can be traffic noise and such. Overall I think it’s worth a stop for Salt Creek but I don’t think I’d hike to Diamond Falls again.

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

hiking
1 month ago

Great payoff for the amount of effort involved. I would consider this an easy hike with the terrain being moderate. It's a short distance to the top (less than two miles) you just have to be able to handle a "moderate" trail. I took a beginner to hiking and mountains on this and it was perfect! We didn't see a single person on the trail and this was during peak season on the weekend.

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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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.

hiking
3 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
3 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
3 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.

beautiful hike with great views of diamond peak and a few smaller lakes along the way. I started at 740 am and was at the base of mount yoran at 845 or so. I had planned on scrambling to the summit but holy hell the mosquitos in this area are straight out of hell. I must have killed a hundred of them and still got dozens of bug bites. the evil little things were even able to keep you with me while I was hiking and eventually drove me away from the summit as I couldn't move fast enough up the scree fields to get away from them. I'd only reccomend this if you're covered in long pants and long sleeves with a buff over your head and neck and even then you'd better jump in a vat of feet before heading out.

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