Opal Creek hike and Jawbone Flat

The beginning of this hike is not a trail, after visiting here you may consider it one of the most scenic roads you will ever walk upon. You will travel through magnificent old growth, gaze upon the dazzling turquoise waters of the Little North Santiam, and view part of the mining history and artifacts of Little North Santiam Mining District. Your destination the historic company town of Jawbone Flats, now part private environmental education center and part outdoor museum, where you can see rusting vehicles, old mining equipment, and an ore mill among the restored cabins of the Ancient Forest Center.


                                                                                              old mine entrance