Willamette National Forest

Willamette National Forest, Mill City: Tickets, Tours, Address, Willamette National Forest Reviews: 5/5

Willamette National Forest
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13,000-acre Wilderness Area That Includes Several Hiking Trails.
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Linda W
Phoenix, AZ366 contributions
Beautiful hiking trail. Flowers galore state beauty of Oregon
Jul 2019 • Friends
A beauty of Oregon. Wonderful hiking trail. Enjoyed our time. The weather was a little foggy, Misty, but that did not stop us. We totally enjoyed the beautiful gorgeous scenery. Enjoyed our adventure dodging raindrops.
Written August 16, 2019
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dagcoin
Eugene, OR702 contributions
Amazing in every way
Jul 2018 • Family
Went up HWY 126 into the forest. Camp at three different spots over four days. The rivers, reservoir, and lakes are incredible and offer so much to do. The fish in itself make the place amazing. The hiking the forest offers just up HWY 126 gives you choices of almost everything the first is hiding. There are plenty of options for river rafting and guided fishing tours as well. There are some old growth areas too.
Written July 11, 2018
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trucktrainerjohn
Portland, OR39 contributions
A wonderful view all around.
Aug 2017
A wonderful view wherever you look. We are so blessed with having such beautiful scenery for all to enjoy now and in the future.
Written March 4, 2018
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SoCalOregonian
Murrieta, CA9,514 contributions
AMAZING LAND IN WEST CENTRAL OREGON
Sep 2017 • Couples
Willamette National Forest encompasses the western slope of the Cascades in Central Oregon from about Roseburg north to Detroit. Bisecting this National Forest is 5 Oregon Highways, Highway 20, 22, 58, 126 and 242. Each has their own merits. To me old McKenzie highway (242) provides the most spectacular views coming down the Westside of the mountain from the Dee-Wright Observatory. However, whichever route you choose you shant be disappointed in neither the views nor the drive. Along each route are numerous sno-parks, waysides, lakes and rivers. Just give yourself a little time, as each highway is just 2 lanes with the occasional passing areas.
Written September 26, 2017
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6-13-1966
Oregon City, OR109 contributions
Nice and full lake
Aug 2017 • Couples
It is a good year at the lake this year water is up and clarity is good as well as all the streams feeding the lake The vistas are great the only downfall is when the smoke from the wildfires walls and it can be really quick to the point of giving you headaches and not being able to see across the lake
Written August 19, 2017
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drrkbrnng
Oregon88 contributions
Amazing
Jun 2017 • Friends
My group hiked from the Whitewater Creek Trailhead to Jefferson Park. On our journey, I saw jaw-dropping vistas of the kind I have only ever seen in pictures before. Looking out at rolling tree robed hills in designated wilderness while the watchful eye of 10,000 foot Mount Jefferson gazes down upon us gave you the feeling of oneness with a our surroundings. Navigating through several feet of snow during large chunks of our adventure made the trip more difficult but also allowed us to take in both a very snowy and very dry environment in the same hike. Once we got to the park, we saw 4 frozen lakes in the span of 15 minutes!

Besides the hike itself, the surrounding area gave a very scenic drive to and from the trailhead, with Detroit Lake standing out in particular. You must come very prepared in order to have a good time, though. A lack of navigating skills or not having a map can lead to getting lost, and without hats, glasses, and sunscreen, you could end up with some nasty burns, even in wintertime. Bring extra food as well. To conclide, this forest is absolutely stunning, offering an enormous range a recreation in a beautiful setting.
Written June 26, 2017
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photohiker
Mishawaka, IN298 contributions
Stunning Creek And Old Growth Forest
Jul 2016 • Solo
The emerald green water is something to see. The main hiking trail is an old road that goes up to Jawbone Flats. There is a more rustic trail on the other side of the creek. Several cascades & waterfalls along the way.
Written November 26, 2016
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mini
Fremont, CA130,361 contributions
Very Scenic Willamette National Forest
Sep 2016 • Couples
We visited Willamette National Forest. The views of Mt. Washington were awesome. It was clear and sunny. We also went to the 3500 acre Detroit Lake and Santiam River Area. There are views of Mt. Jefferson from Detroit Lake. it is a popular lake for water activities and camping.

We enjoyed our scenic visit to Willamette National Forest. The size of the forest is 1.5 million acres. As such, its a great place to visit for outdoor activities.
Written October 23, 2016
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Colin D
Glen Waverley, Australia454 contributions
Beautiful pools, pleasant walking on a sunny day; huckleberries too.
Aug 2016 • Couples
Our host in Albany suggested this hike, as it is her favourite. We we very pleased with the suggestion, although the water looked a little too cool for a paddle.

We walked from the trailhead to Opal Pool via the (closed) road to Jawbone Flats, looked around at Opal Pool and then continued to Cedar Flats. Made it to Beachie Creek, but did not cross as track conditions deteriorated further. Did enjoy the huckleberries around Cedar Flats. Only saw one other person after Opal Pool.

Returned to Opal Pool and then took the rough track on the other side of Opal Creek.
Some beautiful old trees are a highlight of the walk back, as well as vistas over the clear water creek with small waterfalls. Plenty of shade for a hot sunny day.

Total walk covered 17.5 Km (nearly 11 miles), and climbed a total of 500 m. Total time about 4.5 hours, with a moving time around 4 hours. Not difficult, you just need the stamina to continue walking.

We recommend this hike to visitors to Oregon.
Written August 28, 2016
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Angela S
Eugene, Oregon, United States210 contributions
Opal creek.
Jul 2016 • Family
This entire area is awesome. Lots of waterfalls, beautiful swimming areas, etc. One of the best places in Oregon. Be prepared though, the water is very cold.
Written August 11, 2016
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