Silver Falls Trail is a 4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Randle, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from May until September.

Distance: 4.0 miles Elevation Gain: 705 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Directions from Stevens Canyon Entrance: Follow Highway 123 southward 2 miles to the access road for Ohanapecosh Campground. Turn right into the campground and look for the visitor center. The day parking area lies close to the visitor center. En route to the parking area you will see the trailhead, which lies behind the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center.

hiking
1 day ago

Awesome trail! We continued on to Grove of the Patriarchs. Super easy with a 5 year old! Beautiful day! The trail was somewhat busy but not over crowded!

hiking
2 days ago

beautiful hike. great for kids. gorgeous falls

hiking
3 days ago

Gorgeous and great for kids. Lots of parking and bathrooms on site. The waterfall is beautiful and easy to access.

hiking
3 days ago

Loved this trail! We started at Ohanapecosh and went up through the hot springs trail. Then took the loop back around. Silver falls is incredible!! The direction we went brought us in across from the falls so the view was breathtaking. Trail was nice and wide so easy to social distance.

hiking
4 days ago

This trail was very easy. We had a four year old with us that walked the whole way. We stopped for lunch at the waterfall/rapids along the rocks and it was so beautiful. We decided to continue our hike to the grove of patriarchs, and that was definitely worth it as well. The trees are incredibly beautiful and the boardwalk was very easy for the 4 and 2 year old to walk. All in all a beautiful and easy hike, just over six miles, but the app clocked 8. Don’t bring a stroller, and dogs aren’t allowed. Hiking sandals are ok, but I’d recommend closed-toed shoes because of rocks and roots in the trail. A great place for a picnic!

hiking
6 days ago

The trail is well maintained. Lots of views of the waterfall and river. Highly recommend!

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful hike with terrific views! We reached there at 11 am and started counter clockwise. There is no parking fee for day use. We saw very few people and was able to easily social distance ourselves. Bathrooms were very well maintained.

10 days ago

we went on 6/18/2020, not a lot of people going, but there was coming back. beautiful waterfall. online and signs said no dogs, so we left ours home, however there were a lot of dogs on the trail.

hiking
10 days ago

So amazing. Breaktaking. Took the hubs and fell in love with WA as much as I have!

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail, Kid friendly. We got there around 7:20AM and we only came across one family, seemed to start to get busier around 9am once we were coming to the end of the trail. Recommend staring counter clockwise.

hiking
11 days ago

Great trail and hike! We did it with our 1 year old in a hiking backpack and it was very manageable. Great views all around especially counter clock wise from the camp ground leading up to the falls. Will definitely be doing this again. We got there at 10am and found a parking spot with little problem.

hiking
11 days ago

Had a great time. Nice hike and the weather was perfect.

11 days ago

Great trail for kids! I would recommend hiking counter clockwise to lessen the grade of the incline. No bugs, tiny bit of mud. If you just do the loop it is just over 3 miles.

hiking
12 days ago

Great trail. Super easy according to my 63 year old dad. Parking lot says no dogs. We went on a Friday in the middle of the day, so it wasn’t busy. We had maybe 10 people at the falls for the classic Instagram Photoshoot, but they cleared out pretty quickly.

12 days ago

beautiful walk. Not too busy on a Friday. some spots we muddy but not bad. took kiddos 7,9,12.

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muddy
13 days ago

My husband, myself, and my little ones (4,7) loved this hike. Really nice walk through the forest to a massive/beautiful waterfall. It was a bit muddy in some areas, so I suggest shoes for the kids that you don’t care too much about. The path was also clear of debris. We only encountered a few people on the trail which was to be expected on a Wednesday. DIRECTIONS- We took the first left after you enter the park onto Forest Rd and then took an immediate right which lead to the visitors center (which was open) and parked in the parking lot directly to the right just before the bridge. Highly recommend this hike!

hiking
13 days ago

My wife and I went on June 13th later in the day around 5:30pm. We didn’t do the loop due to the time. If you park at Grove of The Patriarchs the waterfall is only a mile down the trail. The weather was spotty all day with slight rain but no down pour. Didn’t see one person on the way down to the falls but saw a couple of families when checking out the grove. Trail is well maintained and also drains well. There were very few mud puddles.

muddy
13 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous. Super easy and great pay off. We went on a Wednesday and there were quite a few people on the trail. Maybe passed 20+. Lots of families. Great for beginners and kids imo.

hiking
14 days ago

Best hike ever!! 10/10

Amazing day! Took 5 kids, ages 1 (in a hiking back pack) to age 8. We all enjoyed it and it was the perfect length. Still a little muddy from the rain but the trail is nice and clean.

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muddy
15 days ago

Beautiful short day hike! It started raining pretty heavily when we were about halfway to the falls which resulted in jumping over quite a few muddy puddles. A couple people on the trail but we spotted more mushrooms and slugs than people. Silver falls was massive. Lots of water coming down! Great spot to hangout for awhile and eat a few snacks. Make sure to also take a quick detour to visit the steaming hot springs at the beginning of the trail. :)

hiking
15 days ago

Went mid morning on a Tuesday in June and only saw a few other people. Went counter clockwise (with the small addition of the hot springs) and it took us about an hour to get to the falls. We then went to the Grove of the Patriarchs (which had way more foot traffic) before getting back onto the loop. Total distance was 6.1 miles and it took a little over 2 hours -- but the second half it was raining so we definitely picked up our speed. Good for beginners and folks more interested in a beautiful walk.

muddy
16 days ago

It was such a beautiful hike. Did it with my 4 year old son and husband. So many beautiful spots for pictures. It took us about 2 1/2 hours to complete. We got there at 9:30am and got the last parking spot so arrive early for parking.

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muddy
17 days ago

Great day hike. Beautiful

hiking
18 days ago

Awesome hike, prefer clockwise, with less steep down side. Start early to avoid crowds

hiking
18 days ago

Great hike!! I’m bringing the kids

hiking
20 days ago

What a great day trip with my 7 year old daughter. Beautiful scenery and a great hike! Lots of traffic later in the day.

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muddy
21 days ago

hiking
25 days ago

Awesome! Hit the trail around 9am and hardly anyone there (on a friday). Getting busier when we left. My kids aged 9-18 all loved it. Well marked and maintained and beautiful!

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scramble
26 days ago

Beautiful views! Excellent hike!! Recommended to go before everyone wakes up and sets out on the trails. Only a few hikers on the trails today.

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