South Silver Falls

EASY 91 reviews
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South Silver Falls is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Silverton, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
2.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
59 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

forest

river

waterfall

no dogs

It's $5, and you'll park in a huge lot.

hiking
3 months ago

This is only a nature walk. No waterfalls on this side near the campground. It’s a good long walk from parking lot to get to this trail. But if you’re looking for an easy hike, this is for you.

walking
3 months ago

Easy hike to go with family or friends if you have plans in the afternoon but want to go out in the morning. Stunning views along the way really elevate the light walking you'll be doing. Worth the trip out.

3 months ago

I love this forest and hike. Beautiful views and waterfalls. Highly recommended.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful trail beautiful falls it was absolutely amazing totally worth the view.

hiking
5 months ago

I went on this hike today with the intention of completing the trail of ten falls but had to cut it short due to downpours of rain I wasn't dressed appropriately for. I managed to see the south falls and some others before cutting it short. Walking behind this fall was amazing - there were orange moss growing on the lava based rocky surface behind the fall which was surreal. Sights of autumn leaves on trees opposite the fall is amiably clear and perfectly present.

7 months ago

Very easy and beautiful- continue to lower South falls and you'll have a good workout back up

hiking
7 months ago

Unique hike with the walk behind waterfalls. We liked lower South Falls as it was less crowded and you are closer to the water.

7 months ago

Gorgeous, but way too crowded.

8 months ago

Awesome hike!❤️

hiking
9 months ago

nice shade for a hot day

hiking
9 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful, although the more you hike down remember you have to go back up, but soooo worth it.

10 months ago

Beautiful scenery and easy access to Falls

hiking
Wednesday, March 08, 2017

It was fun hiking it in the rain.

hiking
Sunday, February 12, 2017

was fun and the views were beautiful.

trail running
Sunday, January 29, 2017

really cool view of the falls. trails are well maintained

hiking
Sunday, December 11, 2016

Did the South falls hike today at Silver Creek Falls state park and it was beautiful this time a year. Been here before but it has been several years and I forgot how beautiful this place was!!

The mist was amazing and radiating from the South falls like a hot shower on a cold night. I just hope I don't catch pneumonia........Lol, but it would be worth it(:

hiking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

This is such a quick fun hike! Doesn't take too long and is always worth the trip hear round. There are many spots that have stairs or difficult terrain, but its a good starting out hike for those near salem oregon.

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

Winter Falls loop was about 5.4 miles and gorgeous on a sunny fall day. Wore Merrill trail sneakers and felt fine. Mostly flat but there is a fairly longer climb towards the end... equivalent to about 35 floors according to my health app. If you're looking for a medium level hike this is a good choice. Just over an hour.

hiking
Monday, October 17, 2016

Silver falls state park is amazing.

hiking
Monday, August 22, 2016

make sure to visit all the waterfalls- South and North loop- to get the most out of this hike, they are all beautiful! took about 5 hours including lunch and picture breaks to hike through it all.

hiking
Sunday, July 24, 2016

Nice easy hike with our dogs Thunder and Ukiah. We took the Rim Trail which is pretty much the only trail at Silver Falls State Park that allows pets. We started at the South Falls and worked our way to the Stone Circle. From there, we took the Rim Trail. The Rim trail is ok not much to see until you reach the Upper North Falls trail. At the junction, leave the Rim Trail and hike .2 miles on the Upper North Falls trail until you reach your destination. If you take the Rim Trail, the Upper North Falls is the prize at the end. Nice view of the falls! It was a warm summer day so there were a lot of hikers coming and going.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

My husband and I hiked from Upper North Falls to the Upper South Falls. It was a beautiful day and a great hike. This hike took us about 5hrs including rest stops and photo stops. You definitely want to be in good shape to walk this whole loop but is well worth it. You catch all but one water fall this hike.

Monday, June 06, 2016

views are amazing

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Great little hike and dog friendly. I highly recommend the 8.7 hike around all 10 waterfalls.

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Loved this hike and the view was awesome. Super easy too!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

great walk if you go early before the crowds

hiking
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Very icy today. Part of the trail was closed. Had to adjust and take another trail. Very crowded, but park fee was waived today.

hiking
Monday, September 07, 2015

Great hike with awesome views. Easy, except for steep and slippery portions. Wide maintained trail throughout.

hiking
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Absolutely beautiful. Even with the extremely low rainfall this year, it was still a wonder to visit. Moderate climb up out the southern falls canyon area. Was puffing a bit with my asthma but I seemed to be the only one. Will visit again a thousand times.

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