South Silver Falls

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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.

2.1 miles
59 feet

kid friendly


trail running




no dogs

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

12 days ago

It’s in the shade and gorgeous! Saw South Falls and Lower South Falls.

1 month ago


1 month ago

love this short walk.

1 month ago

Beautiful falls and great breezes through out.

2 months ago

Had a fun walk, it's pretty, there's room for adventure for the kiddos as well.

7 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.

7 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.

7 months ago

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

8 months ago

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

9 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.

11 months ago

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

11 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.

11 months ago

Gorgeous, but way too crowded.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Awesome hike!❤️

Friday, June 30, 2017

nice shade for a hot day

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

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

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

Beautiful scenery and easy access to Falls

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

It was fun hiking it in the rain.

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

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(:

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.

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.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Silver falls state park is amazing.

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.

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.

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