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Opal Pool

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Opal Pool and the footbridge over Opal Creek (bobcat)
Opal Pool Falls (bobcat)


Opal Pool is located at the head of a small chasm on Opal Creek. The Opal Pool can be found by hiking just beyond the historic mining town of Jawbone Flats. Follow the signs on the gravel road northeast out of town. After a short distance, you will find the trail that leads to a bridge over the creek with a view of the Opal Pool. From the bridge, you can also view Opal Pool Falls. Opal Pool is best viewed from several vantage points on the west bank of the creek.

The Kopetski Trail continues south towards Cedar Flats on the east bank of Opal Creek.

Opal Creek, the Opal Pool, and Opal Lake are named after Opal Elliott, the wife of early Forest Service ranger Roy Elliott.

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