Marvel at the Cascades of Oregon’s Breathtaking Salt Creek Falls

Salt Creek Falls, Oregon
Salt Creek Falls, Oregon | Photo Credit: Pixabay- 12019

Located within the lush yet rugged mountains of Oregon’s Willamette National Forest lies one of the nations most beautiful waterfalls. Salt Creek Falls plunge 286-feet into the gaping canyon below making for picturesque views and great opportunities for some amazing photos! Not only is this waterfall one of the state’s tallest, it is also known for its thunderous roar, especially after a heavy rain. The average flow over the falls is about 50,000 gallons per minute.

Plan Your Visit

Falls Observation

The falls tend to reach their peak flow in the spring, which makes it a great time to visit. To see the falls with a constant flow, it is optimal to visit from April through August.

To see the falls, there is an observation platform that is located only 150 feet from the main parking area. This platform is wheelchair accessible.

There is an additional trail to the falls base from the platform that takes hikers down a steep pathway. This is a short walk but is for foot traffic only.

Be aware that in the winter, restrooms at the recreation area are closed. The parking lot may be closed as well. In this case, visitors are advised to park at Sno-Park and walk 0.4 miles to the falls site along the road.


Salt Creek Falls can be easily reached just off ORE 58 in the southern Cascades. The Salt Creek Falls Day Use Area is about 21 miles east of Oakridge, Oregon on ORE 58.

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