Silver Falls State Park Things to Do

  • carved our of rock & under many falls
    carved our of rock & under many falls
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  • a beautiful lush trail
    a beautiful lush trail
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    Lower South Falls
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    Upper North Falls

    by GuthrieColin Written Jul 27, 2008

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    Upper North Falls is probably my favorite of all the falls in Silver Falls State park. That is saying a lot since there are many taller and more well known in the park. At 65 feet (20 meters) this waterfall is also not exceptionally tall, what makes this waterfall so appealing is its location. In the park you will be surrounded by many other visitors at all times.
    Anywhere near South falls or the lodge is quite bustling most times of the year. North falls and the areas surrounding, however, are less visited. When I visited Upper North I found complete solitude and a beautiful waterfall.
    The falls are the first of 6 falls on the North Fork of Silver Creek and feature an interesting stepping fall over an exposed rock face. The lighting is likely best in the afternoon or on an overcast day.

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    Outstanding

    by NanaGo Written Jan 15, 2008

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    Silver Creek Falls has a long history for our family. This park is full of trails and not just the ones that go around the falls. don't get me wrong, the Fall trails are spectacular and worth the hikes. when going around the fall trail loops remember to bring drinking water and food and something to sit on. It is always acceptable to sit down on the ground and enjoy nature while you catch your breath or take your shoes off.
    even if you are not camping at the park try walking the trails that go around the different lodges & camp areas. You will find more level ground trails with just as beautiful scenery.

    We had one of our daughter's wedding at the park and it could not have been better. Serene, green and cool on July 3.

    Two notes of caution. In the fall the leaves cover the trails and tend to get wet and slippery. Walk carefully.
    also when parking at the lower falls (I think it is winter falls) DO NOT let anyone see you store stuff in our trunk, it is a known area for theft. I hate saying that.

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    LOWER NORTH FALLS

    by mtncorg Updated Apr 20, 2005

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    Waters tumbling over Lower North Falls

    0.3 miles in the opposite direction from the parking lot on OR 214 - which is not a very large lot and will probably be filled on the weekends - going downstream along the North Fork of Silver Creek, you come to the glorious Lower North Falls. This waterfall is the most dramatic on the North Fork. It tumbles over basaltic cliffs and you can see the huge boulders that have given way below - boulders the size of small trucks. The roar is deafening.

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    UPPER NORTH FALLS

    by mtncorg Updated Apr 20, 2005

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    Upper North Falls on N Fork of Silver Creek

    A short walk from the North Falls parking lot along OR 214 will take you upstream along the North Fork of Silver Creek to the Upper Falls. The falls is 66 feet high and mist is everywhere in the air. The trail ends in some stone stairs that go down to the basin at the bottom of the falls. Walk carefully along the wet mossy rocks. On the way in you will pass a couple of other small creeks that are trying their best to emulate the larger creek, tumbling over basaltic ledges. The trail is flat and is only about 0.3 miles in.

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