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Opal Lake Trail #3372, Opal Creek Wilderness

Area Status: Temporarily Closed
This area is Closed

This trail drops down extremely steep to the level of Opal Lake. It then meanders through the meadows upstream on its way to the lake. The trail was rerouted in 2015 and now follows the contour from the trailhead north and east at a much gentler grade than the prior trail.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Beachie Creek Fire Closures in effect
Permit Info: Wilderness self-issue permit required
Usage: Light
Closest Towns: Detroit, Oregon
Water: Opal Lake and Opal Creek. No potable water. Water from streams and lakes should be filtered or treat
Information Center: Detroit Ranger Station

General Information


Access from:

General Notes:

Map of Opal Lake trail

Be ready for questionable footing and steep terrain.

Close to:


5 - 7 vehicles



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  Area/Length : 
1 mile

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  Elevation : 
3800 feet - 4200 feet