Salt Creek Falls Snow Trail/ Diamond Ck Falls Loop
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The Salt Creek Falls / Diamond Creek Falls Loop is an excellent snowshoe destination due to the lower elevation and often icy conditions. Cross-country skiers would most enjoy this route after a fresh snowfall.
From the Salt Creek Sno-Park, you can travel to Salt Creek Falls, Oregon’s second highest waterfall at 286 feet, and Diamond Creek Falls at 100 feet.
To begin, follow the road out of the Sno-Park toward Salt Creek Falls Observation site. From the parking lot of the Observation site, follow the marked trail crossing the Salt Creek Bridge to a trail junction. Be extremely careful crossing the bridge, especially under icy conditions.
At the intersection, turn left and climb to Road 420 following the blue diamonds. At the road you can continue west on the trail until it again intersects the road or follow the road northwest around to the next intersection.
From the intersection continue on the Diamond Creek Falls Loop to a viewpoint of Diamond Creek Falls. Other viewpoints overlook Diamond Creek and the Salt Creek canyon as you return to Salt Creek Bridge. If you leave the loop trail and continue on the road, it offers a nice view of Fuji Meadow across the Salt Creek canyon. Caution should be taken at any viewpoint, as it could be icy and slippery.
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