Trail of Ten Falls at Silver Falls State Park

Silverton, OR
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Always something to look at around the next bend, great places to go swimming, totally engulfed by wildlife.

8.7 mi loop showcasing 10 waterfalls directly off the path, more waterfalls a short jaunt from the main path in several different places. A few of the waterfalls actually fall in front of the path so be prepared to get at least a little misted.

Drive Interstate 5 to Salem. Drive east on Highway 22 to exit 7, signed for OR Highway 214. Continue on 214 4.2 miles to Silver Falls State Park. Turn left into the first entrance you'll pass. Pay at the toll booth if it's open, or use the drop box.

Alternatively, from the east side of Portland, you can take Exit 10 on I-205 and drive south on Oregon 213. Highway 213 heads straight into the old downtown district of Silverton. Turn left on to Highway 214 and drive 14 miles to the Silver Falls State Park. pass North Falls Trailhead on the right, the parking area for the North Falls Viewpoint and the Winter Falls Trailhead. Soon you'll see signs pointing out South Falls Lodge to the right.

parking is $5, lots of parking, picnic tables and coverings. A gift shop and cafe are located in the park but have odd hours, maybe just seasonal.

Don't want to waste $5? No problem. Start at the North Falls trailhead and take a super-quick hike to Silver Falls State Park (then grab a cup of coffee, a burger, and dodge tourists). There's also another parking lot that's entrance is about .2 miles north of the main entrance. It's free. Also, in the winter they lock-down the main lot at 5pm. Why pay the $5 and deal with that? Hike there; it's stupidly easy.

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35 Completed 23 Reviews

I liked this hike. It is a pretty worn trail and definitely easy, but beautiful falls. Definitely better than Multanomah Falls. I went when it was pouring rain and not too crowded. Unfortunately, I saw the no dog sign and had to turn around and drop off the dog and come back to see 3 dogs on the hike.

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6 Completed 4 Reviews

Love this trail! Gorgeous waterfalls. Can be broken down into shorter hikes. Beautifully maintained.

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14 Completed 12 Reviews

I've been here many times. One of my favorite hikes in Oregon. It's a wonderful way to spend your day. I always leave here feeling in awe of God and so blessed.

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15 Completed 4 Reviews

Meh...I hated that the trail was so far away from the creek at most points...I felt very disconnected from nature :/. And yeah there were some nice waterfalls but there were so many ppl I felt rushed or in the way of someone else's family photo...

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tour•ist, noun: occasionally pesky creatures known to flock to waterfalls and disrupt hiking. Don't like tourists? Too bad. This is the Multnomah Falls of Silverton. Mind you, they do have better food: their coffee and burgers are tolerable. Why not start your 10-mile loop with a burger in one hand and a cup of Boyd's in the other? I did. It was fitting. And a little sad. §§§

The trail is easy; like, really easy. Mee-Ma and Pop-Pops? They'll feel like svelte ultra runners after they rip-through these 10 miles. Even fat Aunt Margaret will make it, and remember the days when people just called her Margie. §§§

Me? I really wanted to like it. It was better when I escaped the paved trail and stairs after a couple miles, and some of the falls are breathtaking. Special note: there's *zero* reason to pay $5 and park in the gigantic main parking lot. I started from the north falls trailhead just walked on a well-kept trail down to Silver Falls State Park and the formal trailhead. §§§

The trail is in fantastic shape; that is, it's too fantastic. I kept expecting a golf-cart to round a corner on the often graveled 4ft-wide trail. It's beautiful in places, but for me just not a hike. If you want ease and beauty, why not do Eagle Creek to Tunnel Falls instead? Caveat: this would be amazing in the snow.

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13 Completed 15 Reviews

beyond amazing with fall colors

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11 Completed 3 Reviews

This is a quite popular hike but go on the longer loop and you'll see less people. Could not have asked for a more beautiful trail! The waterfalls were absolutely amazing and on many of them you get the opportunity to walk underneath them! The trail is also very well maintained and marked.

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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Awesome!! The waterfalls are impressive! The only thing I didn't like was how heavy the traffic was, however if you go on the longer loop you'll likely be alone.

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Very nice trails but if you what walk with your dog there are only a couple trails you can walk on.

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