North Falls, Winter Falls and Twin Falls via Canyon and Rim Trails is a 2.9 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, Oregon that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
396 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

walking

forest

waterfall

rocky

no dogs

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2 months ago

Beautiful and kid friendly!

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2 months ago

START WITH THE RIM TRAIL if you are doing the 3-mile loop. That way you save the amazing views and waterfall experience to perk you up when you’re getting tired. Going the other way would be very anticlimactic. IF YOU ARE JUST DOING A QUICK OUT AND BACK and not doing the full loop, start with the north falls trail. Be warned—there are a good number of stone stairs from the trailhead to the north falls, and there is no handrail, so knees and hips are at their mercy. The trail CAN BE SLIPPERY and narrow and has a steep drop off in many places. If you have a fear of dogs, be aware that many people bring dogs, and there is not a lot of room to pass.

This is an amazing canyon that feels like an ancient jungle in places. We were lucky enough to see some fall leaves in early October.

PROS: Fairly easy hike; magical scenery; trail goes behind a waterfall; lots of wildlife that’s not particularly afraid of people.

CONS: Lots of foot traffic; lots of car traffic just a few feet away in places; lots of stairs at one end; slippery, narrow trail in places.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful hike! It definitely becomes crowded in the later morning hours, so best to go early. We started on the Rim trail and ended at North Falls which does mean you have to walk up the stairs, so those with injuries/needs should be mindful. I'm a bigger gal & still needing stamina, but this was totally doable! Side note: get a parking pass with atm at the south falls entrance.

5 months ago

Go to the Rim trail first, then back to the North Falls via the Canyon trail. Worth saving North Falls for last and coming back up the creek for them.

6 months ago

Beautiful day, great hike! Started at the North parking lot and got the big payoff early.

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6 months ago

I took one star off because there's always quite a few people when I go. It's great that more people are out adventuring, but sometimes there's just so many, that it feels like your just in another tourist attraction.

The hike itself is fun, and gorgeous. Be prepared, and make sure you have dry stuff, waterproof stuff to wear (especially on your feet).

7 months ago

Good Trail. Took Canyon Trail on the way back. It was awesome. Dogs are not allowed on the Canyon Trail however.

11 months ago

Easy walk, better to avoid weekends and the crowds!

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