300 feet elevation gain
Open all year
Easy (to Middle North Falls)
400 feet elevation gain
Moderate (to North Falls)
600 feet elevation gain
Left: South Falls at Silver Falls State Park
These popular loops through the forested canyons of Silver Falls State Park visit ten spectacular waterfalls, five more than 100 feet high. Several paths even lead through mossy caverns behind the falls’ shimmering silver curtains.
The park is usually hikable even in winter, but it’s perhaps at its prettiest in spring, when wildflowers are blooming and the falls are roaring. Note that a special $5 parking fee is charged throughout the park, and that dogs are not allowed on the canyon trails.
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