Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls

Willamette Valley, Oregon

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  • Forest along the Rim Trail.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Hooker's fairybells (Disporum hookeri).- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Moss covered Douglas fir (Pseudotsuga menzies).- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • South Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • South Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Salmonberry (Rubus spectabilis).- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Poison delphinium (Delphinium trolliifolium).- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • View along North Fork Silver Creek.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Lower South Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Lower South Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Lower South Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Side falls off of the North Fork Silver Creek.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Drake Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Double Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Middle North Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Middle North Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
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  • North Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • North Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Upper North Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Winter Falls, Silver Falls State Park.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Herb Robert geranium (Robertianum).- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Fallen leaves provide a vibrant foreground to Middle North Falls.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Lower South Falls before this massive oak tree fell, forever changing the scene.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Middle North Falls during a low flow autumn.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • South Falls through the thick, fall leaves.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • South Falls at high flow after an early spring snowstorm.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
  • Silver Creek below South Falls.- Silver Falls, Trail of 10 Falls
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
10 waterfalls. Old-growth forest. Amazing wildflowers.
Cons: 
Peak summer crowds.
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Region:
Willamette Valley, OR
Congestion: 
High
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
700.00 ft (213.36 m)
Parking Pass: 
State Park Fee
Preferable Season(s):
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall
Total Distance: 
7.80 mi (12.55 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
1,480.00 ft (451.10 m)
Current Local Weather:
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Hike Description

Hike Description

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Silver Falls State Park has the second highest concentration of waterfalls in Oregon (the Colombia River Gorge has the first), and 10 of these falls are on display throughout this superb and relatively level hike.  Additionally, the trail showcases one of the broadest collections of flora in the state.  For the best views of the falls, start at North Falls Trailhead and walk west on the Rim Trail toward the 177-foot South Falls.  Continue down the Canyon Trail to see the remaining falls and accompanying swimming holes.  The trail ends near the dramatic 136-foot North Falls.  The basalt amphitheater provides an impressive stage for North Falls, and the deep grotto cantilever allows you to fully experience their force.  These falls are also much louder than the others because the high flow pushes out of the narrow top chute to blast the boulders below.

 

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