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Best Trails in Silver Falls State Park

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Want to find the best trails in Silver Falls State Park for an adventurous hike or a family trip? AllTrails has 17 great hiking trails, biking trails, running trails and more. Enjoy hand-curated trail maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. Ready for your next hike or bike ride? Explore one of 5 easy hiking trails in Silver Falls State Park that are great for the whole family. Looking for a more strenuous hike? We've got you covered, with trails ranging from 8 to 926 meters in elevation gain. Whatever you have planned for the day, you can find the perfect trail for your next trip to Silver Falls State Park.
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Silver Falls State Park, located about 20 miles from Salem, is the most popular state park in all of Oregon. Whether you are coming to visit the the famous 177-foot South Falls, hike the Trail of Ten Falls, or relax by the picnic shelters, this park has something to offer for everyone. The Trail of Ten Falls takes visitors along Silver Creek and passes ten beautiful waterfalls ranging in height from 27 feet to 178 feet. Those looking to stay overnight can rent a campsite or stay at the Silver Falls Lodge. In addition to the extensive network of hiking trails, the park also offers several options for mountain bikers and horseback riders. The park is also a great place for plant and wildlife viewing and is home to black bears and mountain lions, so be sure to make yourself aware of what to do in case you encounter one. Parking for the day costs $5/vehicle. Note - The park's hours very depending on the time of year: November- January: 8:00am- 5:00pm February: 8:00am- 6:00pm March: 8:00am- 8:00pm April- August: 7:00am- 9:00pm September: 7:00am- 8:00pm October: 8:00am- 7:00pm

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Map of trails in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
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Area:
3,642 hectares
Contact
503-873-8681
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Top trails (17)
Trail of Ten Falls
#1 - Trail of Ten Falls
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 14.5 km • Est. 4h 34m
Located under an hour from Salem, Silver Falls State Park is a wonderland of natural beauty. The Trail of Ten Falls is a popular route to see all the falls, with just a moderate level of difficulty. The route itself is actually a combination of the Canyon Trail and the Rim Trail. You’ll start out at the South Falls Lodge Trailhead. The loop can be done in either direction, but the mapped route on this page goes in a clockwise direction. There are also many alternate trailheads, some of which do not require a parking fee. If going clockwise, you’ll pass the falls in the following order: South Falls, Lower South Falls, Lower North Falls, Double Falls, Drake Falls, Middle North Falls, Twin Falls, North Falls, Upper North Falls, and Winter Falls. The falls range from 27 feet to 178 feet, and 4 of them you can even walk behind. There are plenty of benches, and the trail is extremely well maintained. There is no significant elevation gain, and there are chances to lessen the distance if needed. This route is great for the whole family. If you plan to see all the falls, your route length may be longer than what's mapped here.Show more
Silver Falls Canyon Trail Shorter Loop from Winter Falls Trailhead
#2 - Silver Falls Canyon Trail Shorter Loop from Winter Falls Trailhead
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 9.0 km • Est. 2h 56m
Winter Falls Loop is located in Silver Falls State Park, near Silverton, Oregon and features seven waterfalls. This is a slightly shorter version of the Trail of Ten Falls. Show more
Lower North Falls and Double Falls via Canyon Trail
#3 - Lower North Falls and Double Falls via Canyon Trail
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 6.1 km • Est. 1h 58m
South Falls via Canyon Trail
#4 - South Falls via Canyon Trail
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 1.4 km • Est. 30m
North Falls, Winter Falls and Twin Falls via Canyon and Rim Trails
#5 - North Falls, Winter Falls and Twin Falls via Canyon and Rim Trails
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 4.7 km • Est. 1h 26m
South Falls and Maple Ridge Loop
#6 - South Falls and Maple Ridge Loop
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 4.2 km • Est. 1h 19m
Winter Falls and Upper North Falls via Rim Trail
#7 - Winter Falls and Upper North Falls via Rim Trail
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 8.5 km • Est. 2h 35m
North Falls Lookout
#8 - North Falls Lookout
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 0.8 km • Est. 13m
Short hike to the prettiest falls in the park. Start from the North Falls parking lot, limited parking there. This is not the North Falls Day Use area. There are some steep stairs along this trail, shortly before you get to the falls, otherwise an easy walk. Show more
Silver Falls Campground Nature Loop Trail
#9 - Silver Falls Campground Nature Loop Trail
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 3.4 km • Est. 53m
Buck Mountain Trail
#10 - Buck Mountain Trail
Silver Falls State Park
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Length: 12.9 km • Est. 3h 56m
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