"SILVER FALLS - THE VALLEY'S ANSWER TO MULTNOMAH" Top 5 Page for this destination Silver Falls State Park by mtncorg

Silver Falls State Park Travel Guide: 66 reviews and 197 photos

About 25 miles east of Salem and 50 miles south of Portland, along the foothills of the Cascades lies this very popular state park hidden away in the rain forest. The main attraction is the Trail of Ten Falls which lie on the north and south forks of Silver Creek. Deep within rain forested gorges, waters tumble over basaltic cliffs in spectacular fashion.

Silver Creek Falls is not as well known to outsiders as the waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge to the east of Portland, but they are well known to locals who on summer weekends mob the park and trails. The trail is about 7 miles long and is a very pleasant diversion when not too crowded.

Watch the videos added of the Upper and Lower North Falls and the Upper South Falls.

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  • Pros:Glorious waterfalls deep within rain forested canyons
  • Cons:Weekend crowds
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  • Nemorino's Profile Photo
    Jul 7, 2011 at 12:47 AM

    Happy Birthday, Mark, and greetings from Frankfurt am Main. Silver Falls State Park sounds like a great place for short hikes, except on days when it is really crowded.

  • glabah's Profile Photo
    May 9, 2010 at 11:22 PM

    Except for the crowds, this is a thoroughly enjoyable place. I think the problem with the dogs on the trails has to do with those who irresponsibly use the longer leashes and make a tripping hazard out of them.

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Nov 4, 2009 at 3:55 PM

    I loved camping here. Too bad you little corgie could not hike the ten falls trails.

  • richiecdisc's Profile Photo
    Oct 22, 2009 at 4:18 AM

    A great place right in your own backyard, you're lucky. Loved camping here. Nice to see falls when flowing more than when we were there in summer.

  • GuthrieColin's Profile Photo
    Jun 22, 2008 at 11:15 PM

    Great work on this page Mark, I'll be headed down that way in July i hope it's all that i'm expecting!

  • nwmountaingirl's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2005 at 7:23 AM

    Hello from Seattle! Oregon has some of the most beautiful waterfalls. Doesn't mtncorgie's little legs ever tire out?

  • catalysta's Profile Photo
    May 1, 2005 at 9:53 AM

    Poor little mtncorgie didn't get to see the falls with you? Whaa!


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