Silver Falls Loop Trail

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Silver Falls Loop Trail is a 3 mile trail located near Ohanapecosh, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible year-round.

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James Corwin (111)

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 (111)

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 (121)

5 Completed5 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 (381)

8 Completed2 Reviews

Ken Doyle (112)

2 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 (1670)

23 Completed17 Reviews


22 Completed20 Reviews

Hikes not hard but the waterfalls are pretty.

Erik Berglund (7712)

59 Completed60 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 (224)

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 (712)

16 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.