Last weekend, my family and I had the opportunity to hike in the Opal Creek Scenic Area and Wilderness. It is located east of Salem, in the Willamette National Forest. Opal Creek runs through thousands of acres of protected old growth forest, crisscrossed with over 30 miles of hiking trails.
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End of the OR Trail. Oregon City. Willamette Falls w/Mt Hood in the distance. It is the largest waterfall in the PNW by volume, and the 17th widest in the world. Horseshoe in shape, it is 1500' wide and 40' high w/ a flow of 30,849 cu ft/s; located 26 mi upriver from the Willamette's mouth on the Colombia R. Wikipedia