Trail of Ten Falls is a 8.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Mehama, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

Length8.7 miElevation gain1,194 ftRoute typeLoop
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Parking at Silver Falls is $5 per vehicle. Pay stations are at most trailheads. 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.

Parking is $5, lots of parking, picnic tables, and coverings. A gift shop and cafe are located in the park. Don't want to pay for parking? Start at the North Falls trailhead and take a super-quick hike to Silver Falls State Park. There's also another free parking lot that's entrance is about .2 miles north of the main entrance. In the winter they lock-down the main lot at 5pm.

Day use permits are required year round and as of this writing cost $5 with an annual pass costing $30. Pets are allowed in the park and the picnic areas but are not allowed on the Canyon Trail of Ten Falls. The park is open year round. In the dryiest months of August and September, the waterfalls lose much of their water but in the spring months and rainy winter months the falls are powerful but you might get wet on the walk.

Drive Interstate 5 to Salem. Drive east on Highway 22 to exit 7, signed for OR Highway 214. Continue on 214 4.2 miles to Silver Falls State Park. Turn left into the first entrance you'll pass. Pay at the toll booth if it's open, or use the drop box. Alternatively, from the east side of Portland, you can take Exit 10 on I-205 and drive south on Oregon 213. Highway 213 heads straight into the old downtown district of Silverton. Turn left on to Highway 214 and drive 14 miles to the Silver Falls State Park. pass North Falls Trailhead on the right, the parking area for the North Falls Viewpoint and the Winter Falls Trailhead. Soon you'll see signs pointing out South Falls Lodge to the right.

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Gina Marie
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WalkingFeeGreat!

Tackled this yesterday! it was a very busy day for the holiday weekend. it was very sunny and mud is minimal. This was chosen for access, since I drive a Toyota Corolla, and extersion, my friends and I vary in fitness levels so it was a great trail for all of us because it was low extension and high payoff with the views. The trails are very well marked and you can choose how far you want to go from a few miles to the 9+!

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Serhiy Stolyarchuk
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HikingMuddy

An amazing place to see waterfalls, there's 10! Four of which you can walk under and it's breathtaking. The trail is somewhat muddy, but nothing too serious. Overall, it's on the lighter side of moderate. Bring gloves, a hat, and waterproof clothing - it gets chilly under the falls.

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Brandon Strasheim
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Mike Gillis
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Kelli Chamberlain
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WalkingFeeGreat!Muddy

Arrive early. We got in around 9am and the crowd level was great but when we left the lot was pretty full and crowded on the trails. Trail was a little muddy but had such a nice time! We tracked about 9 miles.

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James Bohem
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HikingMuddy

Busy (weekend). Other reviewers say the mask adherence was good - today was not (< 50%). Parking tight in the afternoon - heed the advice to go early. Muddy in spots but not treacherous (recent heavy rains = lots of flow over the falls, puddles on the trails).

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Dan Cran
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HikingFeeGreat!Muddy

Beautiful hike. Lots of mud. Not a ton of elevation but definitely clocks in over 9 miles.

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Nick Ritzo
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Very busy, but a beautiful hike and almost everyone was wearing a mask

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Angie Pavao
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Great! Certainly a good idea to get here as early as possible.

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Jennifer Anderson
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The trails is extremely well maintained, easy to follow and marked well with alternative routes. This most recent visit was a busy one, we got there at 11:00am and it was Disney Land; I get it because of a nice day, the weekend and COVID has most activities closed, so the draw to the outdoors is popular. Even being later in the day of a hike, it was still foggy/misty and this area is always colder in temperature due to the canyon and falls. Due to this state park being one of the top hiking areas in Oregon, I would suggest coming at sunrise (depending on weather) to get the place almost to your self and opportunities to get some great photos. Will visit again.

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John Q
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lots of people there on the weekend get there early to get the best parking.

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Cole Waller
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Dee Cox
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First time here... ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!! Will do this over and over! Got here at 8am, when the gates open. About a dozen or so cars at that time. Went clockwise. Blown away by the beauty! Friendly people. Everyone wearing masks.

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Dan Sikorski
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Not too

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Rebecca Cheatham
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got all 10 this time, between 9 and 10 miles depending on garmin vs phone tracking, wet and super muddy in spots, but I'll take that over ice any day!

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Megan Southwick
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HikingMuddy

We did the 8 mile loop to all waterfalls, the trails had a couple muddy spots but other than that was easy to navigate. Beautiful hike all around!!

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Suzanne T
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HikingMuddy

Did the whole loop, GPS clocked in at 8.9 miles. Hiked on Thursday and started at 9AM, finished about 1:30 with a TON of stops for pics/lunch. 4 cars in the lot when we started, almost full when we finished. Everyone but one couple wearing masks. Highly recommend starting as early as possible so you don't feel rushed when you go under the waterfalls. A little muddy but not too bad, I used poles so it was easy to keep from slipping. Everyone really nice and friendly while passing. Definitely do this if you haven't yet (was my first time), it is a really unique experience and environment!

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Daric Desautel
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HikingBlowdownMuddy

Hiked the whole loop from the North Falls TH while staying several nights in one of the cabins here. Storm on 1/13 caused a power outage in the campground, and there was A LOT of blow down, mostly branches and boughs but at least 3 large trees that took some of the trail away, especially around Drake Falls. Water was rushing, trail was muddy and wet, but the sun was shining after the overnight storm and it was gorgeous. Most people were masked and polite but there were the usual dolts dropping their starbucks cup over the railing at South Falls or whatever. This place is amazing in the winter, cabin guests get day privileges, and the trail is muddy but very doable.

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Sabrina Anhaack
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HikingMuddy

It was muddy but gorgeous. All the falls have a high volume of water from all the rain.

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BayLeafs Thyme
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HikingMuddy

Great Hike! Muddy and very wet under the falls, 4 of which you can walk under. A little chilly in the canyon. For the most part everyone had masks. Arrived at 11:45 on a Sunday, first parking lot wasn’t full yet. The hike is definitely worth it !

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Mark Hunter
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Bit busy today but was beautiful!

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tasha marshall
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Caroline Seeley
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Never ceases to amaze!

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Anna Cuthbertson
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it was a gorgeous hike, I got there around 8 and the first few hours felt pretty secluded but started seeing a ton of people around 11 or so. it was muddy and a little slick but not as bad as I thought it would be. Definitely one I'll be doing again.

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