Silver Falls Loop Trail

#2 of 5 trails in Silver Falls State Park
Silver Falls Loop Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, WA that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

6.1 miles 928 feet Loop
no dogs kid friendly birding hiking nature trips walking forest hot springs views waterfall wild flowers
Hide Map

State Park nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range near Silverton, Oregon. The trail is just over a 8.5 mile loop and features 10 beautiful waterfalls, varying in size. Many of the falls allow for passage behind them, making for amazing views and photos.

Chelsea Matthews
18 days ago

3 Completed0 Reviews

Great hike, we brought the twins that are three and they just about walked the whole way ! Beautiful waterfalls and lots of them to see! Really cool walking behind them .

Tyler MacLeod
22 days ago

11 Completed0 Reviews

This is in OR, not WA.

Christy Wagnon
6 months ago

14 Completed2 Reviews

Beautiful trail -
Maintained and great view of the falls
But for sure more than 200 ft of elevation gain- according to my Fitbit closer to 1000. Definitely doable - took two first time hikers and added the Grove of the Patriarchs.

trail treader
7 months ago

4 Completed4 Reviews

Jessica Heavner
7 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

It was a nice short hike. Up-and-down some hills but not hard at all. The waterfall was beautiful and easy to get to!

Henry Miller
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great hike, beautiful view of the falls. A little tiring for people who aren't in great shape.

Armies-of P.
8 months ago

Well kept and beautiful. the trail connects to several other trails easy to stray of a bit to easy but mostly well marked. Great for family spot!

Melissa Hasham
8 months ago

2 Completed2 Reviews

Very nice and easy hike with multiple ways to access the falls. I went early and had the falls entirely to myself for an hour and a half!

Alex Kirk
8 months ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Great quick and easy hike. Saw people of all ages on the trail. Not very strenuous, but the views of the falls are fantastic. With how dry our summer has been the falls are a little low but nonetheless still a great view. Good trip for families looking for a quick day hike.

James Corwin
9 months ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

Gave it 3 stars initially, but I'd go back over and over again to take new people. The views are beautiful and everyone should take the time to see them.

James Corwin
9 months ago

5 Completed6 Reviews

Great for kids with some good views. If you're spry then go off trail and traverse the rocks for the great views.

The Hammer
9 months ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

A really low stress walk with beautiful views and some nice places to turn off to see the hot springs and the grove of the patriarchs. There's a good spot to stop and get a picture of Rainier on the drive as well!

Ashley Brown
10 months ago

8 Completed2 Reviews

Ken Doyle
11 months ago

3 Completed2 Reviews

Did the Silver Loop Trail today was looking forward to it because of the photos posted all were Silver Loop except one don't know what trail it is but would like to know! It is the picture where people are on the trail under the falls. If anybody recognizes it please post where it is!
Thanks Ken

Paul Olson
11 months ago

23 Completed18 Reviews

1 year ago

27 Completed18 Reviews

Hikes not hard but the waterfalls are pretty.

Erik Berglund
1 year ago

67 Completed66 Reviews

Nothing too exciting about this trail, but it's something to do if you're camping in the Ohanapecosh campground on Rainier (which you'd probably only do if the White River or Cougar Rock campgrounds are full).

It's a pleasant and easy hike good for Mee-Maw, Pop-Pops, and the whole family. A mile or so in, you encounter the falls. Although not huge, they're pleasant and not overcrowded; that is, there are more than a few places to climb about on the rocks and find a little solace by a mountain stream, should you so desire.

Shmuel Pearl
1 year ago

9 Completed9 Reviews

Great park, crowded but since it's so well known it's understandable.

The 10 waterfall hike is something I think every Oregonian should experience. It's basically a trademark of hiking all across america. Check out the gift shopand check out the cool map they have set up to see where all the different visitors are from, you'd be surprised!

Alternatively, there is a longer trail that goes about 15 miles I believe that may interest some. I had to quit halfway because my feet were killing me but it was enjoyable thoroughly and I may come back to brave the 15 mile trail again someday. But right now I'll stick to the 10 waterfall trail.

The fee is $5 and that's a small price to pay for a beautiful park. I can't imagine what the crowds are like during the summer though, so I would personally avoid this trail on weekends and hot summer days and instead go on days that might seem less populated. 5/5, one of my favorite hikes.

Ross Lee
1 year ago

30 Completed9 Reviews

aug 7th 2014 Ive taken this trail twice and its great. views of the thrashing river almost the entire time. rocks above the water are a good place to hang out and eat lunch. good for family and all ages.

Dana V.
1 year ago

This is a nice trail and not too difficult. The entire family enjoyed it. From 6 year old to 60 somethings. We walked clockwise. The first half that direction is more challenging than the other half. If you're not up for minor climbs then go counterclockwise in and out the same way. What a beautiful area. Plenty of sun coverage.