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Soda Creek Falls_1074_1076Comp_WM

This is one of my favorite stops along the Santiam Pass in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon. This beautiful ribbon-shaped waterfall drops 150-feet before the creek continues its journey toward the South Santiam River. To reach it, you get to hike along a beautiful trail that hugs picturesque Soda Creek, whose banks are crusted with brambles and ferns for the entire length. When you get to the end of the 3/4-mile trail, you're treated to the view of the waterfall. Although the official trail ends here, you can scramble down a steep embankment (a rope tied to a tree helps here) and view the falls from the splash pool below.This is the lowest ancient forest grove left in the South Santiam River drainage.

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Taken on February 10, 2012