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Willamette National Forest

Mill City, OR
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Nice and full lake

It is a good year at the lake this year water is up and clarity is good as well as all the streams... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Oregon City, Oregon
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My group hiked from the Whitewater Creek Trailhead to Jefferson Park. On our journey, I saw... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
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13,000-acre Wilderness Area That Includes Several Hiking Trails.
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  • Average0%
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a good year at the lake this year water is up and clarity is good as well as all the streams feeding the lake The vistas are great the only downfall is when the smoke from the wildfires walls and it can be...More

Thank 6-13-1966
Reviewed 27 June 2017

My group hiked from the Whitewater Creek Trailhead to Jefferson Park. On our journey, I saw jaw-dropping vistas of the kind I have only ever seen in pictures before. Looking out at rolling tree robed hills in designated wilderness while the watchful eye of 10,000...More

Thank drrkbrnng
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The emerald green water is something to see. The main hiking trail is an old road that goes up to Jawbone Flats. There is a more rustic trail on the other side of the creek. Several cascades & waterfalls along the way.

Thank photohiker
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We visited Willamette National Forest. The views of Mt. Washington were awesome. It was clear and sunny. We also went to the 3500 acre Detroit Lake and Santiam River Area. There are views of Mt. Jefferson from Detroit Lake. it is a popular lake for...More

Thank mini
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our host in Albany suggested this hike, as it is her favourite. We we very pleased with the suggestion, although the water looked a little too cool for a paddle. We walked from the trailhead to Opal Pool via the (closed) road to Jawbone Flats,...More

Thank Colin D
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This entire area is awesome. Lots of waterfalls, beautiful swimming areas, etc. One of the best places in Oregon. Be prepared though, the water is very cold.

1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful hike it was. Walking trough the old abandoned mining area with the mining equipment. The beautiful water falls with aqua color pools. The shaded hike a good place to walk when is hat day. The water Is nice and cold.

Thank Tigest C
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Great weekend in shoulder season, sunny and 80, the river is massive, lots of paved paths, trails to explore, super clean but rustic natural setting, now available on reserve America, cabins 40 dollars a nice sleeps 6 ish, bunk beds, double bed and a queen...More

Thank ginblossom69
Reviewed 4 July 2015

For directions to Opal Creek / Jawbone Flats trail head turn north from Highway 22 jet pass Mill City, Oregon and continue following North Fork Road. You will pass Three Pools swimming hole on the North Satiam River. A short while after the pavement ends...More

2  Thank Dustymouse
Reviewed 26 June 2015

Joe Peak trail head is located about 30 miles from Springfield, Oregon. The trailhead is home to a very nice dispersed campsite. I arrived with my RV on a Tuesday and left early Thursday morning. I saw only two cars go by during that time...More

3  Thank Shirley G
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