South Falls II

Silver Falls Creek just before it plunges off the canyon rim and becomes South Falls.  Photo: KGilb.

Silver Falls Creek just before it plunges off the canyon rim and becomes South Falls. Photo: KGilb.

Silver Falls State Park, located about 24 miles east of Salem, is the largest in Oregon. Within its 8700 acres is a multiple-use trail system that runs more than 22 miles, any part of which is perfect for either short jaunts or more rigorous day-long hikes. Foliage and stream flow varies from season to season, so the scenery is always changing.

The park is also a waterfall lover’s paradise. Ten gorgeous waterfalls along a five mile loop trail, and South Falls is definitely one of the crown jewels. It’s the tallest free-falling waterfall found along the Canyon Trail, otherwise known as the Trail of Ten Falls.

For a three-page full color brochure, please check out the Oregon State Parks website.

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