Trail Of Ten Falls, Oregon
December 22, 2011 by staff
Trail Of Ten Falls, Oregon, 60 miles south of Portland, 130 miles west of Bend, and another world away, you’ll find Silver Falls State Park – a temperate rain forest nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains.
770 kilometers of footpaths beckon you through Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar along the Trail of Ten Falls and Canyon Trail. Dense with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers, the forest floor could have been pulled out of Hobbit land.
The Canyon Trail is a nationally recognized trail system that leads hikers along the banks of the north and south forks of Silver Creek. It takes you to 10 majestic waterfalls, ranging from the grand South Falls (177 feet), to the delicate Drake Falls (27 feet). Four of these falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding where you can walk behind the falls and feel the misty, crisp spray.
Because the Canyon Trail is narrow and bordered by sharp drop-offs in spots, bicycles, skateboards, in-line skates, and pets are not allowed on the Canyon Trail.
Trail of Ten Falls: Download a PDF of the free Silver Fall State Park Trail map below.
Video: See video highlights on YouTube.
Special Rules for Pets: Silver Falls State Park welcomes visitors and their pets. Please keep in mind these rules:
Going for a walk: The park has over 25 miles of trails for hiking (14 miles of horse trails) that are pet friendly. If you have any questions about which trails will accommodate pets, check with park staff, or refer to the Silver Falls State Park Trail Guide for more information on pet restrictions.
Control your pet: While in the park, keep your pet on a leash no longer than 6 feet at all times. Your pet must be able to respond to your commands, and you must be physically capable of restraining your pet. This rule protects you and your pet, other visitors, and park wildlife (Silver Falls is a designated state wildlife refuge).
Be a good neighbor: For sanitary reasons, bag and remove all pet wastes. For your convenience, Mutt Mitt dispensers are located throughout the park. Also, never leave your pet unattended, whether in the campground or picnic areas.
Please stay on marked trails and within designated day-use areas at all times. For your safety, respect any posted trail closure notices.
At Silver Falls, you will find unique group camping areas like the Old and New Ranch buildings, Silver Creek Youth Camp, North Falls trailer and tent areas, RV, cabin and tent camping in the overnight campground.
Additional cabin rentals and complete group accommodations can be found at the Silver Falls Conference Center.
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