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Salt Creek Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Salt Creek Falls, Willamette National Forest (bobcat)

Description

Salt Creek Falls is an impressive sight at any time of the year as it plunges over a 300-foot-thick basalt ledge of lava flows that issued from Fuji Mountain and Mount Yoran. Glacial action carved the ledge here, and an active creek did the rest. At 286 feet, the falls are often billed as Oregon’s second tallest single-drop waterfall after Multnomah Falls, but in fact Watson Falls were shown to be 2nd tallest when they were remeasured in 2009. The Northwest Waterfall Survey lists Salt Creek Falls as 14th tallest overall in the state (including waterfalls with multiple drops).

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