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