"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: 65 reviews and 184 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.
- Pros:Glorious waterfalls deep within rain forested canyons
- Cons:Weekend crowds
The area around the Upper South Falls is the heart of the Park. Here are large picnic grounds, campgrounds, a conference... more travel advice
Probably 99% of the people out on the park trails will be encountered somewhere along this trail - maybe 80% of these... more travel advice
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