HIKES BY AREA: Williamette-Santiam Region
July 26, 2015
A hike along the Little North Santiam River, with old sawmill and mine equipment and the town of Jawbone Flats.
February 14, 2015
The Trail of 10 Falls hike in Silver Falls State Park is a waterfall lover’s dream. It’s popular and crowded, but with more waterfalls that can be seen on any hike in the region and beautiful creeks running through the entire canyon, it is well worth a visit.
September 1, 2014
Jefferson Park is a remarkable subalpine meadow and lake-filled basin at the base of Mount Jefferson. The Whitewater Trail provides one of the shortest and easiest routes to this premier area.
May 31, 2014
This hike is along the same river as the Opal Creek trail – the Little North Santiam River – but without the mining or sawmill relics or crowds.
May 26, 2013
Hiking Opal Creek: old mining relics, a beautiful river, waterfalls and pools of emerald green in an old growth forest.
March 9, 2013
The trail of 10 waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park.
September 6, 2010
The Lodge at Detroit Lake is a great place to stay and explore the Mount Jefferson, Opal Creek, Bull of the Woods or Three Fingered Jack areas.
September 4, 2010
Our destination: Jefferson Park, a lake and wildflower filled basin at about 6,000 ft elevation at the base of Mount Jefferson.
October 12, 2008
The Trail of 10 Falls at Silver Falls State Park has three waterfalls that you can walk behind. We hiked the Canyon Trail and the Rim Trail.
May 4, 2008
Opal Creek is about a 2 hour drive from Portland and is one of the last areas of large old growth forest. We were a bit early for hiking here though… the snow cover kept us on the main road.