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Opal Creek Wilderness

Willamette National Forest, Lyons, Oregon 97342 USA

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“steep & rugged forested hillsides”

Opal Creek Wilderness features steep and rugged forested hillsides. The eastern portion of the area encompasses  the headwaters of two major creeks (Battle Axe Creek and Opal Creek) which join to become the Little North Santiam River. The western portion of the area is dominated by two prominent peaks, Whetstone and Henline mountains, which offer scenic vantage points and were once used as fire lookout sites. Presently there are eight trails totalling 36 miles. These are remnants of the early day prospecting and fire access routes. All are single destination, in-out, trails with little opportunity for loop travel. Future management planning for the new wilderness will consider opportunities for expanding the trail system and providing for loop travel.

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Opal Creek Wilderness

Willamette National Forest
Lyons, Oregon
97342 USA

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