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Salt Creek Falls through the Seasons

When I used to live in Eugene, anytime I went off to play in the mountains – whether skiing at Willamette Pass or just hiking in the woods – I would always try to make a pit stop at Salt Creek Falls along the way. It’s an absolute blessing to have such an amazing waterfall within spitting distance of the highway, this one being so close and well-planned that it is even wheelchair accessible. If you ever find yourself driving across the Willamette Pass along Highway 58, most likely on your way to the back entrance of Crater Lake National Park, or perhaps a day of skiing at Mt. Bachelor, do yourself a favor of stopping in. The parking lot does require a Northwest Forest Pass or a Sno-Park Pass, depending on the time of year, but you can get both at the trailhead (well, at least the NW Forest Day Pass), or just take your chances at jogging the few yards to the main viewpoint and back. There are also several trails in the area for hiking, snowshoeing or cross-country skiing, some of which get you to lower vantage points below the falls. As you can see from the photos, it’s well worth the stop.

Salt Creek Falls

Salt Creek Falls

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Salt Creek Falls