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Opal Creek

We will start hiking the pleasantly primitive road that crosses Gold-Creek on a 60-foot-high bridge. at the 2 mile mark we will take  a short  side trail to view  the 30-foot- high Sawmill  Falls. Getting back on the road , we shortly turn on the somewhat  rough  but idyllic Opal Creek trail and continue to Opal Pool where we cross the creek on a footbridge  tp get to Jawbone Flats, an old mining town. We stop for lunch there and return to our cars  by walking the old mining road . Bring all your essentials and a happy mood . 


Difficulty  Easy Medium 

Driving distance 87 miles RT.

Hiking distance 7.1miles RT.

Elevation gain 300feet.

Qualifying Activity: Yes


When:
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Where:
1100 Airport Rd SE
Salem, OR  97301

Contact:
Margaret B Saxe
971-208-3460
Category:
Hiking
Registration is not available online - contact the event coordinator
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Hiking Trip Ratings:
EASY: Maximum 5 miles round trip, elevation gain less than 1000 feet
MEDIUM: 6-10 miles round trip, 1000-2000 feet elevation gain
HARD: Long, strenuous, and difficult