Silver Falls State Park

Mileage: 7.2 miles RT

Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Map: We used the park map available online.

Favorite Eats After Hike: Our mandatory stop is Cultured Caveman.

My Hike:

4/1/2016 I kicked off spring break by driving down to Vancouver and picking up my Oregon PCT buddy, Elizabeth and then making our way down to this gem of a state park in Silverton.  We got there early and started on the far side to beat the crowds and managed to spend most of our time on the trail with few others.  The crowds start the closer you get to the visitor center (duh) as those folks often just make it out to the first waterfalls they find. Go on a weekday if you can.  We did the Trail of Ten Falls, parking at the North Falls TH.  This trail is very groomed but there are plenty of slick spots due to the waterfalls.

 

 

Directions: From the south, take exit 253 in Salem off I-5, drive 10 miles east on North Santiam Highway 22, turn left at a sign for Silver Falls Park, and follow Highway 214 for 16 miles to the park entrance sign at South Falls.

Coming from the north, exit Interstate 5 at Woodburn and follow Highway 214 southeast through Silverton 30 miles.

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