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  • Salt Creek Falls
    Salt Creek Falls
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  • Salt Creek Falls
    Salt Creek Falls
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  • Diamond Peak from the meadow by Hemlick Butte
    Diamond Peak from the meadow by Hemlick...
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Oakridge Things to Do

  • Salt Creek Falls

    At 286 feet, Salt Creek Falls is the second highest waterfall in Oregon. And with an average yearly flow of 50,000 gallon per minute, it's the most powerful waterfall in southern Oregon. Located in the Middle Fork Ranger District of Willamette National Forest, the observation site for the waterfall is located just off OR-58 about 23 miles southwest...

  • Lookout at Salt Creek Falls

    Salt Creek Falls are the second tallest in Oregon. The falls are about 60 feet wide and fall 286 feet.There is a nice and mostly accessible viewing area for people to walk to. If a person was in a wheelchair, the going isn't necessarily easy. As you can see, in April you are apt to find snow, and the path to the viewing area wasn't free of snow.The...


    The Pacific Crest trail extends from the Mexican border to the Canadian border, through California, Oregon and Washington. The trail takes you to some amazing natural wonders. The trail, in its entirety, is a serious undertaking taking you from March-April through September to finish. A few thousand people normally can be found undertaking the...


    For hikers and backpackers, Divide Lake on the Mt Yoran trail makes an admirable destination. The waters are crystal clear and green, reflecting the green of the surrounding forests. Mt Yoran and the other volcanic plug, Corgi Peak, rise dramatically above the little lake. There are other small alpine tarns to be found just south of Divide Lake and...


    Found on the north end of the long Diamond Peak crest, Mt Yoran and the unnamed volcanic plug just to its south - which is actually higher by 38 feet; lets call it Corgi Peak, just for the heck of it - represent a kind of final fling for the lava vents found on Diamond. Yoran is an impressive lava plug that blasts high above some gorgeous little...


    Centerpiece of its own federal wilderness area, Diamond Peak rises to 8744 feet with several smaller peaks popping up along its couple mile-long crest. Good forest roads give access to the area from several directions and there are many lakes to be found along the slopes of the mountain in most directions. Most people see Diamond Peak from along OR...


Oakridge Hotels

  • Best Western Oakridge Inn

    47433 Highway 58, Oakridge, Oregon, 97463, United States

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Solo

Oakridge Restaurants

  • Best Food and Service in town !!!!!!

    Once you enter the Trailhead Cafe , you are transported into the World of local Art and Great Food. Casual yes ! But don't let that fool you, The True Art of good food is presented here with local class and comfort. Try a micro brew or a glass of wine with your visit , Relax and enjoy ! alwaysa great treat for us !!!! We've tried almost everything...

  • Convenient Stop Along Highway 58

    I've mentioned before that I'm a creature of habit. Everytime I drive through Oakridge I stop and get a soda pop at McDonald's.

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Oakridge Warnings and Dangers

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    by mcpangie Updated Apr 16, 2005

    I can never take a picture of the signs, there isn't really a safe place to pull off and mostly cars are following close each time I drive down Highway 58 on the western side of Willamette Pass. The road is steep and winding, so there are several runaway truck ramps built at the bottom of steep grades. Anyway, there are signs with arrows pointing to highway 58. It made me think at least one person has accidentally driven up onto the runaway truck ramp, trying to go straight.

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Oakridge Sports & Outdoors


    This is the home ski area for residents of the Eugene-Springfield area. Directly at Willamette Pass, this ski area provides several runs of varying complexity. Costs for a daypass are $35 for adults. The hill is a good place to learn on with over 200 acres of runs. There are also many possibilities for cross-country skiing here on tracks and...


    Climbing Mt Yoran is usually done via the gully on the southeast side of the peak. From the little camping area on the northwest end of Divide Lake you just go up the scree slope, aiming at the trees just to the right of the gully. Then comes the gully itself which takes you to an easy ridge by which you can gain the summit. The rock is a little...

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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  • Rock Face at Salt Creek Falls

    I thought the rocks were neat at Salt Creek Falls. Interesting how the rocks were worn away at this waterfall. It also made me think these falls aren't that "old", or the mountain isn't that old. Because the wearing isn't that great.

  • Home of the Lost Wagon Train

    They have this little wagon out in the parking lot at the grocery store on highway 58. I was looking around online trying to figure out who got lost. Every time I drive through Oakridge, the clouds are welling up in the valley like that. It is lovely.

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