Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

Hiking Opal Creek (Oregon)

Oregon hiking- Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.

Opal Creek in Oregon Visiting Opal Creek is a must for anyone who enjoys exploring rugged and wild forest. Named after the wife of an early Forest Service ranger, Roy Elliot, Opal Creek is home to eight hiking trails, which take in sights such as five lakes and no fewer than 50 waterfalls. The 20,746-acre site is best visited between April and October and those who want to experience the wilderness up close and personal can even camp overnight at the site too.

19 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in Oregon

Opal Creek in oregon and wild forest. Named after the wife of an early Forest Service ranger, Roy Elliot, Opal Creek is home to eight hiking trails, which take in sights such as five lakes and no fewer than 50 waterfalls.

Hobbit Trail - Florence, Oregon. One of my favorite secret places:)

Hobbit Trail, photo credit to Aaron Marohl. Not exactly in Eugene, but close: Near Florence Oregon. Love the Hobbit Trail and Hobbit Beach!

Day trip to one of Oregon's most beautiful waterfalls on an easy hike, then enjoy nearby  clothing-optional Umpqua Hot Springs

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There are many incredible trails to hike, like the Misery Ridge Trail (which is absolutely lovely, despite it's terrifying name).

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14 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Oregon Should Take

14 Incredible Hikes Under 5 Miles Everyone In Oregon Should Take: From Mt Howard to Wahclella Falls, these short hikes in Oregon are astoundingly beautiful.


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