Powerful Salt Creek Waterfalls
Salt Creek Falls is a short, but lovely walk in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. Near the summit of the Willamette Pass, it's but 23 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon. This photograph was taken from the trail that leads down to the base of the waterfall. Many viewpoints of the waterfall are accessed by trails that are also wheelchair accessible. The trail that leads to the base of the waterfall and those trails that lead out into Diamond Peak wilderness are not. Those hiking trails that originate in the Salt Creek wayside area, heading off into the Diamond Peak Wilderness area of the Willamette National Forest lead to waterfalls, small mountain lakes, and other beautiful scenery.
Salt Creek Falls is also part of the winter recreation area of the Willamette Pass. Cross Country Ski during winter. Try down hill skiing at the summit. The road to Waldo Lake is not plowed, but rather reserved for snowmobiles during the winter. Be sure to get your Snow Pass at
Forward ~ Too Much Bear, a lovely mountain
Back ~ McCredie Hot Springs.
USFS: Willamette National Forest.
USFS: Deschutes Ochoco National Forest.
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Explore the Willamette Pass, Oregon Hwy 58, in the Willamette National Forest of the Cascade Mountains in Oregon: Hiking trails, the Waldo Lake Wilderness and the Diamond Peak Wilderness, Salt Creek Waterfalls, hiking trails to Diamond Creek Waterfalls, mountain lakes, waterfalls, fishing, boating, swimming, camping, snow skiing cross country skiing, and snow boarding at the summit, snowmobile riding and more: Directions, Map and Scenery. Want to hike or cross country ski? Try the trails at Salt Creek.
Perhaps try an alternative scenic route, one less traveled. Call about road conditions first.
If you're heading west on the Willamette Pass, the route given on the site goes east, you might want to connect with the West Cascades National Scenic Byway. Travel Directions, Map: page 1 and page 2, and Scenery: offering mountains, hardened lava flows, wild and scenic rivers, waterfalls, hiking trails, hot springs, old growth forests, mountain lakes, forest service campgrounds.
The West Cascades National Scenic Byway provides easy access to the Three Sisters Wilderness, the Mt Jefferson Wilderness and the Mt Washington Wilderness, all located in the Willamette National Forest.
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