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Amazing in every way

Went up HWY 126 into the forest. Camp at three different spots over four days. The rivers... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Eugene, Oregon
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A wonderful view all around.

A wonderful view wherever you look. We are so blessed with having such beautiful scenery for all to... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Portland, Oregon
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13,000-acre Wilderness Area That Includes Several Hiking Trails.
Mill City, OR
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

Went up HWY 126 into the forest. Camp at three different spots over four days. The rivers, reservoir, and lakes are incredible and offer so much to do. The fish in itself make the place amazing. The hiking the forest offers just up HWY 126...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank dagcoin
Reviewed 4 March 2018

A wonderful view wherever you look. We are so blessed with having such beautiful scenery for all to enjoy now and in the future.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank trucktrainerjohn
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Willamette National Forest encompasses the western slope of the Cascades in Central Oregon from about Roseburg north to Detroit. Bisecting this National Forest is 5 Oregon Highways, Highway 20, 22, 58, 126 and 242. Each has their own merits. To me old McKenzie highway (242)...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank SoCalOregonian
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

It is a good year at the lake this year water is up and clarity is good as well as all the streams feeding the lake The vistas are great the only downfall is when the smoke from the wildfires walls and it can be...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 6-13-1966
Reviewed 26 June 2017

My group hiked from the Whitewater Creek Trailhead to Jefferson Park. On our journey, I saw jaw-dropping vistas of the kind I have only ever seen in pictures before. Looking out at rolling tree robed hills in designated wilderness while the watchful eye of 10,000...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank drrkbrnng
Reviewed 26 November 2016

The emerald green water is something to see. The main hiking trail is an old road that goes up to Jawbone Flats. There is a more rustic trail on the other side of the creek. Several cascades & waterfalls along the way.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank photohiker
Reviewed 23 October 2016

We visited Willamette National Forest. The views of Mt. Washington were awesome. It was clear and sunny. We also went to the 3500 acre Detroit Lake and Santiam River Area. There are views of Mt. Jefferson from Detroit Lake. it is a popular lake for...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank mini
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Our host in Albany suggested this hike, as it is her favourite. We we very pleased with the suggestion, although the water looked a little too cool for a paddle. We walked from the trailhead to Opal Pool via the (closed) road to Jawbone Flats,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Colin D
Reviewed 12 August 2016

This entire area is awesome. Lots of waterfalls, beautiful swimming areas, etc. One of the best places in Oregon. Be prepared though, the water is very cold.

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank Angela S
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful hike it was. Walking trough the old abandoned mining area with the mining equipment. The beautiful water falls with aqua color pools. The shaded hike a good place to walk when is hat day. The water Is nice and cold.

Date of experience: May 2016
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