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Opal Creek Loop Hike
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THE FOLLOWING MAP IS NOT TO BE USED FOR NAVIGATIONAL PURPOSES.

Length: 7 miles round trip
Elevation Change: 300' gain
Season: Spring thru Fall
Difficulty:   Moderate
Permit:
NW Forest Pass Required

Features: The hike to Jawbone Flats and the Opal Creek Pools is a fun and enjoyable hike along the Little North Santiam River.

There are facilities at Jawbone Flats that can be used to stay overnight if you make the appropriate reservations.

The trail to Jawbone Flats follows an old road that is still used to transport items for those that are staying overnight at the privately run facilities.

It is about 3 miles of easy road walking to Jawbone Flats, then a short 1/4 mile to the wonderful Opal Creek Pools.

You can return part of the way by using the trail on the south side of the river.

Foot bridge across Opal Creek
Foot bridge across Opal Creek


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