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hiking
18 hours ago

Easy hike over beautifully maintained trail system. This park was created during depression days by the CCC and WPA programs. Cool history and awesome terrain. Fairly heavily traveled but no bikes or dogs. A real pleasure.

hiking
4 days ago

We knew going in that it would/could be a crowded trail, since we were going on a Sunday. My boyfriend and I arrived around 1 and finished the whole thing at 4:30. Not as crowded as expected. Great hiking weather. All around great time.

hiking
5 days ago

This trail is amazing! Doing the entire 8.7 mile long loop took me about 4 hours w/ stopping frequently for photos. The first loops of the trail are heavily trafficked but if you continue past the Winter Falls loop there is only light traffic. There are areas that are slightly steep but not a lot of elevation gain overall. The falls are beautiful!

We loved this trail! It was muddy, and very misty, it felt like we were in a magical world. I was just waiting for elves or Ewoks to come jumping out. The mist cleared at the end of the trail for some beautiful views. Also saw some seals along the cliffs.

Great hike overall. Arrive early on weekends in summer months since parking lot fills quickly early. Porta-potties, no running water. Moderate hike took me just under and hour to reach the top. You can hear the ocean for most of the hike. First third is wide, well-manicured easy trail that is mostly a decent. At about the one-mile marker, there is a nice view. If you're traveling with differently-abled people in your party or small children, you may want to consider this one mile marker enough. The second third of the trail was wet and muddy (in Aug.) and you have to traverse over huge tree roots. it's moderately treacherous. The last third was drier and and easy hike to the lookout. The lookout had a handful of people when I arrived at approximately 11 am. The views were great as expected.

hiking
8 days ago

Awesome Hike, highly recommended!

Very nice hike, with beautiful scenery. A lot of people were not very friendly and didn't smile, something we are not used to. It was nice to see Rep. Adam Schiff on the hike, that was very exciting. My wife and I enjoyed the hike and will definitely be back soon. We will most likely rent a cabin to make it more memorable....

Must see! My 8 year old did this hike and loved it! Will be going back in the spring for sure.

Avid hikers--this is an easier trail. If you are not use to uneven terrain, it may be more difficult. Really enjoyed the views towards the top.

FYI- go to the restroom before you start hiking. the port-a-potties are gag-inducing.

absolutely awesome. well worth the full hike of all 10 falls. bring snacks and water as its almost a full 8 miles especially if you need a bathroom break

Well trafficked but absolutely gorgeous waterfalls. Best in spring or early summer. By July the Winter Falls were dry. Great swimming holes, bring your suit and have a dip if it’s hot.

hiking
17 days ago

An awesome place to go hiking it's one of our favorite places to go hiking. great view.

Since the Eagle Creek fire I've been on the hunt for trails that felt similar to my beloved Columbia River Gorge. Silver Falls is unique offering family safe hiking that allows you to experience several massive falls in a relatively short loop. I loved being able to go behind the falls and actually touch the roaring spray. The views are stunning. If you go during the hottest months bring plenty of water. I visited in early July and some brave teens hiked down to the water. The water was far too cold for me to swim but if the trail gets too hot go ahead and jump in. Be careful when you plan your trip because it is a very popular tourist attraction. The weekends get crowded. There is a cafe, interactive center, gift shop and bathrooms on site. There are also picnic tables if you choose to pack your own lunch.

hiking
17 days ago

Stunning views but busy in the summer.

Great hike! Easy hike for the whole family. Today was the beginning of a holiday and very crowded. Get there early and get a good parking spot. Like another poster said, start from the South Falls parking lot !

on Cape Lookout Trail

hiking
19 days ago

Nice hike, nice views. Wear decent shoes/boots because there are lots of tree roots and some muddy areas. Gets busy in the afternoon. There are some areas with steep drop off next to the trail. Be very careful if you bring children.

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful views, and if you get there early enough to have the trail to yourself, you can enjoy the sound of the waves lapping at both sides of the cape. Moderate is a fair assessment - it's not overly strenuous, but there are a lot of roots and a stretch with lots of mud. There were definitely a fair number of people we passed that didn't look prepared for those portions. Also worth noting if you're taking along anyone who doesn't hike much - it finishes with a long (but gradual) uphill, so the toughest part comes after the visual reward.

hiking
22 days ago

Hiked the 7+ mile loop for the second time with friends from Ohio. The weather was perfect, the trail was dry and the trail was not too busy for a Thursday. The only downside, this time of year the water flows is low, so not as much water going over the falls. We did it in just over 3 hours.

Amazing views!

hiking
22 days ago

such an amazing hike! I loved being in the rainforest setting and getting to see all those waterfalls, as someone from Kansas, was so fucking legit!!

hiking
23 days ago

Amazing views almost the entire length of the hike. Crowded but worth it.

hiking
24 days ago

Definitely NOT an easy trail. The first kilometer makes you feel like it’s going to be easy, but then the trail narrows, you’re stepping through roots, and even clambering down irregular rock “steps”. I saw a couple people really struggling, and I wondered if they saw the Easy rating and expected a weekend stroll. There are also some crazy drops to the ocean, so keep your dog close. For those who make the trek, the views are amazing, but expect to be underwhelmed at the end lookout point. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great view, just not any better than along the whole trail.

hiking
25 days ago

i went early (just after 6am) and went in from the north falls location. The trail is very well maintained and definitely the easier side of moderate if you're somewhat active of a person. We enjoyed a lot of tomfoolery and lollygagging and turned it into a 10mile, 6hr hike but so worth taking the time to stop and enjoy everything and take a few breaks for the people less accustom to hiking in my group. the codes were great, very few areas had any issues as far as overgrowth etc. I will say that if you're going to actually enjoy nature go Early! towards the end of the hike there were a lot of younger folk who were trampling off trail and getting down screaming in the water under some of the falls and very little trail etiquette. I will definitely go again.

Beautiful old growth forest some of the greatest waterfalls you’ll ever see. Great hiking trails. Trails get slippery when it rains and they can be snow covered in the winter. The waterfalls are beautiful in the winter if you can get to them. Safety is a concern on the trails when there is snow. If planning on camping you need to get spaces weeks or months ahead of time. Camp sites are crowded and close together. There are cabins and yurts, but you need to plan months ahead to get any of them. There are horse camps, bike trails, summer camps, family camps, picnicking, swimming, special events- civil war reenactments, history lectures and space to get away and be by yourself. There are spaces large enough to play football or baseball. The hike around the falls is the big attraction. The hike is easy with a few steep spots, but do to the length of the hike it should be and is listed as a moderate level hike. You can drive to several of the falls and take short hikes to see them. This is the largest state park in Oregon. Be sure to bring your camera to get pictures of the falls, wildflowers and old growth forest. A great place to build family memories.

hiking
25 days ago

Just amazing! Great for families and the views are breathtaking!

Once you get past 2,000ish feet elevation change in the first 2 miles, the trail has amazing views of Mt. Hood & Mt. Adams and it levels off for a bit. I did not make it down to the lake, as I did not have another 1,000+ feet elevation change in me, but my husband did and he said it was lovely!

hiking
26 days ago

We just did this one a few weeks ago. We meant to take the shorter loop by cutting off that panhandle but missed the turn and ended up doing the whole thing in about 3.5 hours. It was beautiful. A bit crowded but it was a gorgeous weekend so it's to be expected.

The first mile is gradually downhill that gets a little more than gradual. The next mile and some change has a lot of roots that you are stepping over. Before you get to the end there are nice places to sit, view the scenery and listen to nature. The end is very small and can become very crowded on the weekend. Great trail but I can see some people that do not have sure footing not liking all the tree roots. Kids will love it.

hiking
30 days ago

Seriously amazing!! Seeing 10 waterfalls in 3.5 hours is pretty incredible. I guess it was really 9, the winter falls was dried up. One of my favorite hikes ever. Cool, shaded, beautiful paths, very easy terrain, and lots of water!! Not very busy on a Tuesday morning. Perfect hike for a warm summer day.

hiking
30 days ago

Beautiful falls loop

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