Salt Creek Falls Observation Site and Picnic Area

  
Salt creek falls tumbles over the cliff surrounded by forest

Salt Creek Falls is Oregon's second highest single drop waterfall, cascading 286 feet (87m). The observation platform at the top of the waterfall is 50 yards (45.720 m) from the parking lot. The platform is wheelchair accessible with railings that accommodate wheelchair sight-lines. A steep trail from the platform to the waterfall's base is short, but is not wheelchair accessible due to numerous stairs.

A loop gravel trail (Salt Creek Falls Trail #3673) with interpretive signage offers a short hike with multiple vantage points along the canyon rim.

Salt Creek Falls Observation Site is closed in winter. To access the viewpoint, you can park at the Salt Creek Sno-Park and walk 0.4 miles along the road to the falls.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: A rockslide has damaged the last 100 feet of trail accessing the base of the waterfall. Traveling through the slide area is hazardous and not recommended.
Fees Day Use Fee Area ($5 a vehicle) or Recreation Pass required. 
Best Season: Best flows are April to August
Closest Towns: Oakridge, OR
Westfir, OR
Water: No
Restroom: Wheelchair accessible restrooms with flush toilet

General Information

Accessibility:

The observation platform is wheelchair accessible with railings that accommodate wheelchair sight-lines. The loop gravel trail (Salt Creek Falls Trail #3673) with interpretive signage offers a short hike with multiple vantage points along the canyon rim. The steep trail from the platform to the waterfall's base is short, but is not wheelchair accessible due to numerous stairs.


Directions:

Salt Creek Falls Observation Site is 23 miles (37.015 km) southeast of Oakridge and approximately 5 miles (8.0467 km) west of Willamette Pass. From Hwy 58 look for the signs, east of milepost 58, turn onto Forest Service Road 5893 and follow the signs. The parking lot is well signed from the main road. 


General Notes:

Salt Creek Falls Observation Site Map

WINTER RECREATION


Parking:

Large paved parking lot


Recreation Map

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Activities


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Location

 
  Latitude : 
43.61194

  Longitude : 
-122.12861

  Elevation : 
3957 ft

 



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