Nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon's Cascade Mountains lies a temperate rain forest. It is here that the Trail of Ten Falls can be found. The trail and the falls descend to a forest floor covered with ferns, mosses, and wildflowers. You will also find stands of Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. While thousands visit the park every year, it is large enough for you to find quiet places to sit and watch for birds.
A favorite of mine. Well traveled, go on a week day if you have the option. My preference is to start at south falls and make your way up. It's easy that way, mostly downhill. And there's a couple forks in the road to make your hike 2 miles, 5 miles, of the full 7 mile loop. If the lodge or shop is open, they have maps of the trails.
Least favorite season to go is summer - just a bit dry and waterfalls aren't as epic.