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13 days ago

was a nice easy off the road trek after lunch. relaxing as not to many people can park and be down there at one time.

20 days ago

Went on both trails with my wife and 3 teenagers. 5 stars well worth it. Interesting history also.

20 days ago

Went on both routes with my wife and 3 teenagers. Very cool and worth the time.

Was t able to reach the trail due to fire concerns and logging trucks on a one vehicle road.

We didn’t make it all the way down to the beach, but had some great views of the sandy cliffs and rocks. We saw a spotted seal and lots of ochre starfish. Steep climb back up at the end. Had a lot of fog, so that hampered the view a bit u Cory Steph.

22 days ago

Beautiful views. Views from the top are stunning.

I would not recommend turning on Rock Creek. Go into Powers and GPS will reroute you. About 10 minutes past Rock Creek on 42.

26 days ago

I explored this trail in October of 2017. I enjoyed it so much I nicknamed it the Pacific Coast Playground! Lots to explore here!

Beautiful views of the coast. About the first half mile is paved with scattered benches. The majority of the trail covers the wind as you are surrounded by lush ferns, flowers and tall trees. Access to the beach is pretty steep and has rope for some assistance.

Perfect quick hike. Right off the 101. Incredibly beautiful.

Beautiful views and worth the walks and hiking and climbing rocks to get closer to the falls.

Be careful, there is some poison oak on the upper trail for the Golden Falls.

1 month ago


Beautiful falls. Two short trails (15 and 20 min round trip) to the lower sides of both falls; 60 min to the top of the golden fall and back -with a detour to the silver fall and possibility to walk trough the fall itself / get sprayed.
Perfect family walks!

This was a beautiful drive to these two hikes. Roads were easily driven - our Mini Cooper did just fine on the roads. :-) We took the two shorter trails to the base of the waterfalls and had a picnic lunch at the tables. Outhouses were ok- just bring hand wipes. Kids will do well on these trails as well as dogs.

2 months ago

best waterfalls I've seen so far.

This is one of my very favorite trails. As soon as you’re a little ways in, you’re out of the wind. The views are amazing. I like to invite friends for a breakfast hike and eat on the sandstone cliffs below. We then walk on the beach to the Meyers Creek pullout where we leave an extra car. So fun!!

2 months ago

I have to say I don't agree that this is an easy level hike.
I do love Gold and Silver Falls though. The hike is absolutely worth it when you get to the top of the falls!

2 months ago

Excellent hike.last few feet to the beach is a bit dicey but worth it.

2 months ago

One of my favorites and a regular for me and my family. We take all visitors on this trek. It’s an easy shuttle or moderate in and out (the ascent may be difficult for some.). This is a quintessential coast hike starting at the top of the gorgeous cape, where on a clear day you can see for miles in either direction.
Most of this well maintained trail is is the woods where the shore pines protect from Gold Beach’s notorious wind and it’s an easy descent with fabulous views.
Keep an eye on the surf when you get towards the bottom of the trail for seals, otters, and whales! I love climbing on the rocks jutting out into the waves and watching with some snacks.
Since we always do this hike as a shuttle, we follow the trail all the way down to the beach, where a brief steep descent is aided with a rope (small children we’ve seem to find it exhilarating because it is both challenging and doable for them and not so long a descent an adult can’t carry them.) I did this one with my 3 month old in an Ergo carrier.
The beach itself is a prime example of southern Oregon’s magnificent beaches and counted amping the most beautiful in the world. I can’t recommend this hike enough.

Great hike with spectacular views over the Pacific.

We had a great hike here!
- scenic ride there with pretty, well kept cabins and homes
- single lane in spots as you get close, so we were glad we went on a Monday with only a few other hikers there
- gravel road is last 4-5 miles and no potholes as of May 2018
- glad we did all three, seeing Gold Falls from top and bottom was very cool, two views below Silver Falls fantastic
- our dogs loved jumping in the water by the trail to bottom of Gold Falls

3 months ago

This mileage on this trail is the most accurate. You can keep going but unless you are planning a long hiking trip, then keep going. This trail has beautiful views and you can see arch rock from here. It is tough going back up the mountain to your car though.

Easy trail with great waterfalls!!!

4 months ago

Easy and short trail to stretch your legs on. Once out to the rock formation there is plenty to explore, especially during low tide.

Silver Falls was gorgeous from the upper trail. Golden Falls was very nice too but difficult to see very well. Trail was easy to walk, even for kids. Just some sheer drop down cliffs so be careful with kids that don’t know about trail walking. The road is was clear, lots of potholes but nothing too bad. The toilets are absolutely disgusting!

4 months ago

One of my favorite hikes!

The trails to Silver Falls and lower Golden Falls are short and easy. They provide nice views of the falls and an opportunity to get sprayed by Silver Falls. If you are able to handle a short stretch of moderate hiking, the short jaunt off the upper golden falls trail to get behind silver falls is well worth the climb. Don't miss the longer hike to the top of Golden Falls. It is a little more strenuous than the lower hikes, but the view at the top is well worth it. We took the whole family, aged 6 to 40, and everyone loved it. As others have stated, follow the road signs, not Google Maps, once you get to Kruse Rd. (10 miles out from the trailhead).

close to home

6 months ago

Very lovely hike that features two easy/short trails to the base of each waterfall and a long hike that goes around the area. I did the two short trails and was rewarded with a beautiful view of each of the two waterfalls. The drive out to this area is long, but beautiful. I visited these waterfalls on a rainy day in June. The trails do get muddy and slippery. Wear shoes with good traction.

7 months ago

Great trails to both falls. Easy hike with our kids.

Road crews were graveling as we arrived. Road was clear. Definitely don't follow GPS directions, just follow the signs to the state park. Very easy hike for the lower viewpoints on both falls. the upper golden falls is a great hike but the trails run close to a very precarious ledge so watch your little ones. the trail does continue up the creek past the falls but disappears into a wooded area. it's mature reprod that we explored quite a bit but no trails to speak of.

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