Lower Diamond Creek Falls
Photographer: G. Price
Return to Oakridge
Lower Diamond Creek Falls is 21 miles east of Oakridge on highway 58.
GPS - Lower Diamond Crk Falls, 1.3km el.
GPS - alternate viewpoint, 1.25m el.
Photograph specifics: 1/20 S, ISO100, lens 18mm, aperture 22, tripod, polarizer
Photograph specifics: 1/30 S, ISO100, lens 18mm, aperture 11, tripod, polarizer
(same exit as Salt Creek Falls)
0.4 miles past the tunnel (0.2 miles in length) turn right at sign for Salt Creek Falls Viewpoint.
- Facilities are available near the parking area (day use fee $5 or annual Northwest Forest Pass).
- To the left of the parking area is a 1.2 mile trail leading to the falls. Follow signs for Diamond Creek.
- There is a trail that leads down to the base of the falls (left picture)
as indicated by the sign below:
A panoramic view from the left side of the falls can be had by staying on the original trail
and going an additional 100 feet further (right picture)
A viewpoint halfway along the trail indicated by the second GPS affords an
obstructed view of a waterfall on the same creek:
Snow and ice can make the trek treacherous. Watch your step.
And, above all, take in the scenery while trekking up. It's glorious.
Snow pass required after Nov 15.