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South Silver Falls

EASY 136 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, walking, trail running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.1 miles Elevation Gain: 59 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

no dogs

$5 fee, there is a big parking lot.

hiking
22 days ago

This was truly a short amazing hike. I had no idea of all of the waterfalls in this small area. We were just driving back to the airport in Portland and wanted a quick sight. WOW. I only wish I had time to do the 10 mile loop. For those of you, definitely make time for this. There is also a cafe and the food smelled delicious but just not at the right time for me to eat. I would definitely come home all the falls and then hang out eating. What a well kept area!!!

hiking
1 month ago

This place is beautiful! ofcourse right?! We drove from CA to here at night to hike in the am. I suggest come early if you want to beat the crowds. Double check, we saw signs for no dogs allowed on the trails. we hiked for 3 hours. saw 2 waterfalls and had to turn back to meet family. I do plan to visit again and finish all 10 waterfalls. I will update my review then. Definitely worth it. Pretty easy. Struggled on the hills a bit. Bad knees.

hiking
2 months ago

Errrr no water fall on this trail. Followed the map to a T

hiking
2 months ago

We got a late start to our hike today. Parking lot was 1/4 full at 10:45 Sunday morning. By the time we returned at noon, it was full! Lots of people & families on the trail, which is great to see everyone out enjoying nature - but they were all leisurely walking & talking and no one stepped aside to let us by and path was too narrow to pass without being rude. This short hike has 2 walk behind waterfalls, which are nice to see... but I wouldn’t go on a summer weekend again, unless it’s really early to beat the crowds.

hiking
3 months ago

Oh what a beautiful place! Nice place to take a hike.

4 months ago

not too difficult. I took my 13 and 15 year old son's with me. the hike back to the falls was nice. we took a more remote path back that was a pretty muddy that we did not plan for but hey, it's all part of nature and we just enjoyed the day anyway.

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Beautiful hike and a nice trail. I wouldn’t call it easy lol but I am carrying extra weight and also had an extra 30# on my back with my 1 yo, framed carrier, water and baby supplies. There were spots where you have to crouch down which was difficult with this type of baby carrier and I’m not that tall to begin with. Spots were muddy and there were a lot of steep areas both up and down, so something to be mindful of when planning. There are plenty of places to stop and rest and enjoy the view and surrounding woods, so if you’re out of shape but want a challenge, this is a beautiful hike with opportunities to catch your breath when needed. My 6 year old was able to do the trial easily and enjoyed exploring the little cave-like areas by the falls.

hiking
muddy
4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great walk behind the falls ! Loved this falls, very different experience :)

5 months ago

Extremely beautiful place to hike and it's fairly kid friendly. It's awesome being able to walk directly behind the south falls.

hiking
5 months ago

This is such a fun trail to hike on. It has 10 waterfalls on the hike! The best time to go is in the spring when the waterfalls are flowing heavy. It’s a hike that doesn’t disappoint.

hiking
5 months ago

Recommend for a pretty easy to moderate hike if you aren’t in great shape! It was beautiful and not busy on the day we went, which was great!

hiking
7 months ago

Amazing!! SO very beautiful, lush, green, flowers and the waterfalls... WOW!!! Can’t wait to go back!!

9 months ago

Absolutely stunning

10 months ago

I loved this hike! We looked at both falls. Super fun to be able to walk behind both and see the backside of water. There was frost, so it was a little slippery in areas, but manageable. Switchback incline was tough. But a break here and there and we were fine. Bathrooms were good. Cafe was perfect as we were cold and hungry.

11 months ago

Awesome hike, I’ve hiked it three times. Amazing falls.

11 months ago

Lovely hike on easy trails. There are a couple beautiful falls for a shorter hike.

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Beautiful trails and falls but over populated. Sadly people are starting to leave trash behind and large groups are blocking paths often.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Amazing views!

Wednesday, August 08, 2018

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

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Awesome

Thursday, July 12, 2018

love this short walk.

hiking
Sunday, July 08, 2018

Beautiful falls and great breezes through out.

hiking
Tuesday, May 22, 2018

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

hiking
Sunday, January 14, 2018

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
Thursday, January 11, 2018

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.

Monday, January 01, 2018

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

hiking
Tuesday, December 05, 2017

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

hiking
Sunday, October 22, 2017

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.

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