Silver Falls Canyon Trail Shorter Loop from Winter Falls Trailhead

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Silver Falls Canyon Trail Shorter Loop from Winter Falls Trailhead is a 5.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Distance: 5.6 miles Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Route Type: Loop

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

no dogs

Winter Falls Loop is located in Silver Falls State Park, near Silverton, Oregon and features seven waterfalls. This is a slightly shorter version of the Trail of Ten Falls.

running
3 days ago

Early morning run. A few muddy spots to hop around, but otherwise spectacular!

hiking
muddy
4 days ago

Awesome trail. You see 7 of the 10 falls in this shorter loop.

hiking
muddy
1 month ago

Very busy but very beautiful. Cool in the morning and warmed up to about 62 by 1pm. Lots of people, so show up as early as you can to avoid crowds. Little muddy but not to bad. Most leaves have changed colors to red and orange. Leaves all over.Great hike!

The waterfalls were beautiful. Not flowing as much as it would in the winter but still gorgeous. Trail is shaded so even though it was 80 degrees out it felt nice.

An easy to moderate hike. Beautiful. Trails need work on them.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

lots of great views on this hike, you pass by about 4 waterfalls. It's fairly busy on the trail and the parking lot can be a bit crowded as well.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike, lots of variation in the terrain, wonderful waterfalls for photos.

hiking
3 months ago

Lovely trail! Great family hike! You can read my full review here with additional info here. @kidshikeoregon on Instagram

hiking
3 months ago

We loved seeing all the waterfalls . We started going right on Rim Trail towards winter falls and went counter clockwise . The park was pretty busy parking was packed . We started around 1:30 pm trying to let the crowds bail out . Definitely worth the trip around the park .

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

it was a bit crowded in the trails on a Tuesday afternoon

The entrance by the south fall has a picnic area for people to hang out and kids to play! The south fall was amazingly beautiful. The amount of water was not a lot probably due to summer time. I’d imagine the water to be more around spring time when the snow melts. Nonetheless, the whole scenery was breathtaking, especially when you walk behind the waterfall along this railway next to the rock wall. Although this is a touristy spot, it felt as if I could immerse myself into the nature. The entire loop is a little long so we walked a little bit and turned back, but I’m sure the rest of the hike is just as amazing! Totally worth the drive! Note that some paths have more rocky terrain so walk carefully, but paths are wide and clear!

hiking
3 months ago

Winter is mostly dry now, but the others are still worth the trek. Tuck an extra water bottle into your pack. You’ll be glad you did. “Uphill both ways” according to my teenage companion

hiking
3 months ago

went with my daughter who is 8 was awesome plenty of spots to just picnic and hangout by the water, and getaway. was really busy. was amazing and beautiful.

recorded Trail of Ten Falls

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful park! Nice trails being actively maintained by inmates on some kind of work program while we were there. Huge Douglas Fir trees. Large parking lot. WiFi and food at Lodge.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful!! The trail was somewhat long but it was not difficult. Highly recommend. Make sure to get a map to because it is easy to take a wrong turn.

hiking
4 months ago

great trail that is on my oregon bucket list. trail was easy for kid friendly for my backpack carrier.

hiking
4 months ago

Went in late April 2019 and it was absolutely beautiful. Recommend going earlier in the day to avoid crowds on a nice day.

hiking
rocky
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

It's an easy-moderate trail, well maintained. I might only do this every 3 to 5 years, but where else can you look over this many waterfalls?

Great hike to bring your kids on.

Certainly a found trail but worth it. Love hiking behind the waterfalls. Once away from South Falls area, considerably fewer hikers.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy enough for my 5 year old daughter. Lots of parking spot available Here's a clip of the beautiful waterfalls https://youtu.be/7kS2Ldgmfzo

5 months ago

Really pretty trail and waterfalls are amazing!!! Hiked early on a monday morning. Very few people early.

walking
muddy
6 months ago

Great hike. We did the five mile loop going counter clockwise. That left the two most impressive falls for last. Fairly busy but lots of friendly folks. Some muddy spots but very easy to navigate. LOTS of wild bleeding hearts and trillium along the way.

hiking
6 months ago

Trail was in good shape, not too busy. Went Thursday around 11 am

hiking
7 months ago

Lost count of how many waterfalls we saw. Great for a cloudy day

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