See Ten Stunning Waterfalls On This Beautiful Trail In Oregon

This trail is more than magical, and is the perfect family adventure.

Silver Falls State Park. Photo by Sathish J via Flickr CC2.

If you love waterfalls and are looking for an Oregon adventure, this is it.  Silver Falls State Park is one of Oregon’s most popular parks and with good reason.  The stunning natural beauty at this site is something that will stick with you long after the end of your waterfall adventure.  This state park and trail are an Oregon treasure waiting for you in the forest.

Trail of Ten Falls – One Of Oregon’s Prettiest Hiking Trails

You’ll find the Trail Of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park near Silverton Oregon.  This lush green trail is a moderate 7.2 mile loop that will take you past ten gorgeous waterfalls.

The trail is well maintained and there are benches along the way to sit and rest, making it perfect for the whole family.

 

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There is an overall elevation gain of 800 feet on the trail.  For those that would like a shorter hike, there are several connecting trails with separate access points.

 

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Visitors will be able to walk behind four of the ten waterfalls, which is an awesome experience, especially at South Falls where you can look out through a 177-foot curtain of water.

 

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The hike is amazing in the summer, but especially stunning in fall when the leaves have begun to change.

Fall Silver Falls State Park Waterfalls
Fall At Silver Falls State Park. Photo by Ian Sane via Flickr CC2.

For those wishing to see more of the back country, Silver Falls State Park offers more than 35 miles of back country trails for hiking, mountain biking or horseback riding.

Silver Falls State Park Information

You can walk behind several of the waterfalls at Silver Falls State Park. This Photo by Sathish J via Flickr (CC2) looks like nature’s eye.

Aside from the amazing waterfalls and awesome trails, Silver Falls State Park features a campground, lodge and conference center, guided horseback rides, visitor center, and nature store.

Please Note:

  • Check the official site to see what’s open at the park as well as find current rules for visiting.  Public health crises’, funding issues and natural disasters can cause closures to public lands and state parks.
  • No pets are allowed on the Canyon Trail.  Leashed pets are allowed on the other trails within the park.
  • Bears and cougars live in the remote areas of the park.
  • Please follow the seven principles of Leave No Trace.
  • Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding and camping are at-your-own-risk activities.
Double Falls. Photo by Ian Sane via Flickr CC2.

Have you been on The Trail of Ten Falls?  What’s your favorite waterfall at Silver Falls State Park?  Let us know in a comment and tag the friends you want to go with!

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