Little North Santiam, Opal Lake

Mill City, Oregon 97360

Little North Santiam, Opal Lake

Little North Santiam, Opal Lake Professional Review and Guide

"This is one of Oregon’s most consistently surprising scenic roads, with incredibly beautiful streams, waterfalls, lakes, mountain meadows, trailheads, and alpine vistas. Easy to moderate gravel road. A little steep as the road approaches the pass."

Little North Santiam, Opal Lake Reviews

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8/28/2011
We entered this trail from French Creek Road off OR 22 and turning right to get on to Road 2207. It's the 2nd Trailhead on the right. The beginning of the trail was straight down. It is not maintained so wear pants because the bushes bites! The trail leads to a meadow and follow the trail to the right of the meadow and straight to the lake. The trail is approximately 1/2 mile. The lake was pretty and serene.
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5/1/2010
A beautiful trail with lots of great scenery, including several spectacular waterfalls. The abundance of different kinds of mosses was incredible. Up until the junction of 225 and 2207, I could've driven my roadster. After that, neither I in my 2010 Outback nor the guy ahead me in a large suburban utility vehicle were comfortable and we both turned back. A more experieced offroader probably would't have thought twice.
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Trail Information

Mill City
Nearby City
37.2
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Access
Willamette National Forest
Local Contacts
USGS Elkhorn, Battle Axe
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Oct 2018