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Opal Creek Trailhead

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

The trailhead parking area near the gate on FR 2209 (bobcat)

Contents

Hikes starting here

Fees and Regulations

  • Northwest Forest Pass required.

Driving Directions

Drive I-5 south through Salem and take Exit 253 for Highway 22, Detroit Lake, and Bend.

After making the exit turn left onto Highway 22. Drive 22.3 miles and turn left onto North Fork Road for the Elkhorn Recreation Area.

Go 15.4 miles and keep left at a junction where the road changes from pavement to gravel and becomes FR 2209. Here you enter the Opal Creek Scenic Recreation Area.

After 1.3 miles, keep left at the junction with FR 2207.

Drive another 4.3 miles to the large trailhead parking area.

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Portland Hikers Field Guide is built as a collaborative effort by its user community. While we make every effort to fact-check, information found here should be considered anecdotal. You should cross-check against other references before planning a hike. Trail routing and conditions are subject to change. Please contact us if you notice errors on this page.