Salt Creek Falls

Diamond Creek Falls

Diamond Creek Falls in winter

  • Easy (to Diamond Creek Falls)
  • 3.4-mile loop
  • 400 feet elevation gain
  • Open May through November

  • Moderate (to Vivian Lake)
  • 8 miles round trip
  • 1600 feet elevation gain
  • Open mid-June through October

Waterfalls! This stroll starts at magnificent Salt Creek Falls, the state’s second tallest, and loops along a canyon rim to lacy Diamond Creek Falls, hidden in a mossy grotto. For a longer hike, continue up a steep trail past churning Fall Creek Falls to Vivian Lake and its tranquil reflection of Mt. Yoran.

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This chapter is an excerpt from 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Central Oregon Cascades.

Salt Creek Falls in summer