Trail of Ten Falls

MODERATE 965 reviews
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Trail of Ten Falls is a 7.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Silverton, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1095 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

hot springs

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

muddy

rocky

no dogs

A trail in Silver Falls State Park past 10 beautiful waterfalls, perfect for the whole family. This casual hike through a beautiful canyon in Oregon's largest State park takes you past ten beautiful waterfalls ranging in height from 27 feet to 178 feet and 4 of them you can even walk behind. There are plenty of benches to rest at and the trail is extremely well maintained, perfect for the whole family. The park itself is 9,000 acres and contains over 24 miles of trails for biking and hiking.

2 days ago

Beautiful moss covered everything with varied terrain. A great place test out some gear or break in new boots due to the varying terrain. I experienced gravel, dirt, water over rocks, moss covered paths, inclines, declines, lightly showered with water from waterfalls, etc.
Waterfalls of all shapes and sizes can be seen from varying angles and directly behind.
This includes some of the smaller day trails; definitely worth experiencing.
Plenty of parking available; five dollar parking for the day at south trail. Also, there is a picnic area, small cafe, and restrooms at the south trail entrance. There's some parking at the north trail, not nearly as much as at south trail. There is a single privy at north trail also.
Definitely recommend if in the area. Not to be missed.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful and moderate hike. It was worth to hike 10 miles. It rained and we were equipped. Wear waterproof hiking shoes, raincoat, and bring plenty of water and protein bars. We hiked this trail in March 2017.

hiking
10 days ago

Falls, falls and 8 more falls. This is one of the premier locations in Oregon for waterfalls per square mile. If you love waterfalls, a good moderate hike and Oregon greenery, this is a must see. Giant waterfalls all along the trail with some opportunities to follow the trail behind the falls. Great photo ops, and spots to stop, relax, and maybe eat some lunch. The only negative is the popularity of this State park. Lots of people on trail and many out of towners. Good excuse to meet some new people though. If you aren't into that, hit the trail early to avoid the crowds.

hiking
12 days ago

quite a bit busier than i was expecting, even after reading other reviews, but there is plenty of parking.

13 days ago

plenty of paths to choose from
plenty of sites to see
close to Salem
decent amount of people
but most are decent

13 days ago

Oregon’s finest trail besides the crowds!

hiking
14 days ago

Beautiful hike. Awesome little log buildings with a cafe and fire place. Lots of people, and some trash on the ground throughout the hike. If you only have 2 days to live, do this hike before you die. Promise. 撚

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful walk even in the rain!

16 days ago

This trail was fantastic. The views were gorgeous. The trail was an easy walk which, although a little wet, was wide and flat. There were little to no roots and my 3 kids loved it. The youngest is 6 and they weren't even tired afterwards.

hiking
21 days ago

Great flow after a rain on snow event made this mid March hike truly epic. The falls on this hike are impressive from beginning to end. Easy to moderate hike, mid week is best for avoiding the crowds. Good coffee and food at the lodge

21 days ago

Always love coming here, weekdays are perfect if you want a less crowded experience! Be careful on the stairs and watch your head!

hiking
23 days ago

Great hike !! Kid friendly awesome water falls . We did the whole loop with our older kids and packed the baby on our backs and had a blast

hiking
27 days ago

Amazing waterfalls, large parking area, not difficult.

hiking
29 days ago

Amazing hike!! Would highly recommend! It rained off and on the whole time but it made it even more beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Wife and I just did the loop yesterday. Beautiful walk. There were a lot of families along the trail and it seemed like even the young kids weren’t having any issues. Well maintained, well marked. We were prepared for a much more difficult hike, but all of the falls and the forest were such a great atmosphere that we really enjoyed ourselves. Casual walk, stopping for photos, a lunch break, and to converse with some folks- the whole thing took 3.5 hours.

1 month ago

A great family friendly hike. You can hike different sections if you are crunched for time or the whole Loop. I've done both ways several times. It does get very busy in the late spring and summer. Best time to enjoy it is on a weekday- less busy.

walking
1 month ago

I wouldn't recommend this to avid hikers, but it's perfect for families and people who don't want a super strenuous hike or to have to go out into the wilderness. For someone who hikes/backpacks as a hobby, it was a nice walk through a park and if I remember correctly much of it is paved, so it's hard to call it a true hike. Physically felt more like 2.5 miles total. Still quite lovely, just depends on what you are in the mood for and it's a perfect place to introduce kids to hiking and nature!

hiking
1 month ago

The perfect spot for a long walk and lots of waterfalls. We took our time and hiked this easy loop for about 3 hours.

1 month ago

Beautiful hike, think the distance was about 8.5 miles, but certainly didn't feel like that when there's beautiful waterfalls to see so frequently. Some parts of the trail were pretty muddy, so my waterproof hiking boots were appreciated (leave the runners at home)

1 month ago

Love this place! So beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

I like this place because the waterfalls are pretty and they have a nice picnic area but ONLY if you go w/o a dog will you be able to enjoy going under the falls and the other fun trails because they aren't allowed. so if you have one you'll be stuck on only 1 trail that doesn't have very much scenery except trees and the road and maybe a top of a waterfall here and there it gets kinda BLAH after a while.

hiking
1 month ago

I brought our middle school hiking club here. all were very happy. Some good challenging spots for the novice hikers and lots of natural beauty. trails we're muddy in spots as one would expect this time of year. and there were LOTS of other hikers on the trail. A great hike!

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike but can get crowded. I always like an early start.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, well crafted. I hiked the full loop Feb 27, and found most of the ice has thawed making it much easier.

1 month ago

I did it today in 1 hr 38 min a quick pace taking time at each photo op but jogging some of it too. Trail was fine the upper ( north ) end was packed snow but most was just wet trail ( not too muddy. My first time doing the whole loop - there are a couple sections where you walk for a ways w/o a falls but it’s a nice river canyon all the way . Trail well crafted.

1 month ago

February 26, 2018 Monday

We started the trail at the south falls trailhead and conditions were great. Only saw two other people on a Monday mid day, and the south falls were fantastic and right off the lodge area so it’s an immediate viewpoint if you want to see some amazing falls without going the distance. You can loop back to the entrance or continue to the 10 falls trail. The nice thing about this “long walk” is you have multiple areas to cut back to the main parking area by south falls if you don’t want to hike the whole 7miles.
Conditions were very clear, good traction throughout most of the loop and suitable for all ages. The stairs leading down to the Lower South Falls did have some icy patches so do use caution, and Winter Falls ironically had the only real snow cover that was a little slick but not dangerous by any means. Just wear good shoes that can get wet and warm clothes because the falls get you a little wet!
Overall a stunning trip and I highly recommend this to anyone.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous, amazing great hike. Lots of maps along the way to guide you. It is a busy trail, which duh. Nice moderate hike. We clocked in at 8 miles after we finished!

hiking
2 months ago

Certainly the Crown Jewel in Oregon State Parks! Midday weekdays and winter holiday evenings are the best time to have some space in the this park. Once you hike away from South Falls, the traffic lightens. Photography opportunities here are excellent and the fall colors cannot be beat. Colder winters provide stunning, iced scenery. Most folks visit in summer but the environment comes alive in late fall and winter: Greater water flow and a wider palette of color. The hardest parts about this hike are 1) Some of the canyon side switch backs, and 2) Leaving.

hiking
2 months ago

A beautiful hike.

hiking
2 months ago

beautiful scenery and loved every minute!

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