Silver Falls is about 1-45 min drive but oh so worth it. I remember having first heard about it at a luncheon when we first moved Portland. The hike and park were described as being absolutely magnificent; surely enough it was the first Sunday hike we went on twelve years and it did not disappoint. Take a look…
For some reason or another we had not been there in years; the last time we were there both kids were on our backs but now they are - finally - capable on going on hikes with us.
True, we did not - even so I really wanted to - hike the entire loop, not even the median one but hey about three miles is not bad. We went behind the South Fall - can you say impressive -
it's a 177 ft drop; can you see the people in the far left corner…I think this is how to realize it's size
Next stop Lower South Fall….
before hiking back out of the canyon.
Silver Falls State park is amazing, truly. When you go be sure to keep a few things in mind.
Wear sturdy shoes,
Stay on the trail,
Be sure to carry water and food,
Pets are not allowed on this hike,
gift shop and lodge close at 4 p.m. sharp