Only in Oregon - Salt Creek Falls, Oregon's Second Highest Waterfall

Only in Oregon
Salt Creek Falls

Salt Creek Falls in western OregonSalt Creek Falls drops almost 300 feet into a gaping canyon near Willamette Pass close to Highway 58.  Well maintained trails from the day use area quickly take visitors to several overlooks.  A steep trail descends to the waterfall's base, providing a completely different view of Oregon's second highest waterfall.

The Diamond Creek Falls Loop Trail starts at the day use area and follows the creek upstream to view the 100-foot Diamond Creek Falls.  It's well worth the stop to stretch your legs for awhile and let the beauty of this natural spot release the tension from highway driving.  It's one more place that I can say you'll find "Only in Oregon."

You can view more photos and links of things to see and do in Oregon on my Facebook page titled 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon.

Rick Obst is an Arizona native who moved to Eugene, Oregon in 2005 and fell in love with the verdant Pacific Northwest.  He works as a Regional Marketing Manager for the Home Lending division of a large community bank and enjoys photography and discovering the many people, places, and events that make this part of the world so special.

To learn more about Eugene, Lane County, and western Oregon, visit 365 and More Things to do in Lane County, Oregon on Facebook.  You'll see hundreds of pictures and links to discover the beauty and attractions of this special area.


Comment balloon 5 commentsRick Obst • April 18 2013 06:31PM


Nice photograph. It reminds me of a waterfall I found in Hawaii but I had to hike for hours to get to it. What a bueatiful sight.

Posted by Tanya Van Blake-Coleman, Improving the Quality of Your Life (Van Blake-Coleman Realty, St. Thomas/ almost 5 years ago

that is so very cool and probably so much more impressive in person as well! thanks for sharing!

Posted by Mark Loewenberg, KW 561-214-0370 (KW of the Palm Beaches) almost 5 years ago
Hi Rick, This is a terrific water fountain and it reminds me of the ones you see in movies. I don't think I would want to jump rom the top.
Posted by Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor, (909) 557-6966, GREEN, SFR, CHS-Redlands/Loma Lind (Keller Williams Realty) almost 5 years ago

Nice photo, Rick. Thanks for sharing. 

Posted by Mike Warren (Real Estate) almost 5 years ago

Rick, You are doing a fantastic job of showcasing the beauty of Oregon in your posts!  Great job and a beautiful photo!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Keller Williams Legacy) almost 5 years ago