HIKES BY AREA: Williamette-Santiam Region

July 26, 2015

Opal Creek

A hike along the Little North Santiam River, with old sawmill and mine equipment and the town of Jawbone Flats.

February 14, 2015

Trail of Ten Waterfalls

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

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

Little North Santiam River

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

Opal Creek

Hiking Opal Creek: old mining relics, a beautiful river, waterfalls and pools of emerald green in an old growth forest.

March 9, 2013

Silver Falls State Park

The trail of 10 waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park.

September 6, 2010

The Lodge at Detroit Lake

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

Jefferson Park & Mount Jefferson

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

Silver Falls

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

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.