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Silver Falls Trail

EASY 284 reviews
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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

As of 5/28/19, the loop trail is closed partway.

hiking
6 days ago

This was my first hike in Rainier and it did not disappoint me one bit at all. Beautiful plants/fungi and streams of water. Silver falls was amazing and captivating. Definitely on my top of the list when I come back again.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful

hiking
19 days ago

Be bear aware old kill noticed beside trail

hiking
1 month ago

Saw lots of different mushrooms on the trail. And some beautiful trees. Crossed a few bridges and got a great view of the falls. Turned around after crossing the bridge that goes over the river. Ended up being a little over a 2 mile hike. Easy trail with a little elevation gain.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. Beautiful waterfall

hiking
1 month ago

Lovely trail!! Can easily combine this trail with Grove of the Patriarchs (connects by crossing a road between the two). We went very slowly stopping and taking lots of photos.

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bugs
1 month ago

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bugs
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

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1 month ago

Beautiful! Highly recommend, especially stay at the campground too!

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! Great forest trails and bridges! Nice combination of ups & down that the kids were able to do it without too much complaining. The Silver Falls was awesome! The kids decided if we were mermaids that we would choose the lagoon as our home! Spectacular views on both sides of the viewing bridge of the falls.

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rocky
1 month ago

Although it was difficult to find parking, this short and easy hike was enjoyable. My lady and I took lots of pics. This is a colorful hike, as stated in the other reviews. The water fall is beautiful. Be careful on the rocks by the waterfall because they are wet and you can slip.

hiking
1 month ago

So so pretty and a must on any visit to the Mt. Rainier area. The entire trail is picturesque and shaded with beautiful colors everywhere you look.

hiking
2 months ago

Amazing trail. Can be expanded to longer. God for all ages.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike. A little shorter than the 4 miles listed in the description. I recorded 3.4 and that was with a couple scrambles down to the river and a quick trip up a side trail to the hot springs. Surprisingly not that busy - started around 2:30 PM on a Saturday in mid-August. My 5 and 4 year-olds had no issues and loved it. Will definitely do again!

hiking
2 months ago

amazing hike with gorgeous views. plenty of photographic opportunities... if you're patient. lots of people getting their picture taken with breath taking scenery. we only found one mosquito, so the bugs weren't a problem at all. the ups and downs were very mild, would like to come back again soon.

2 months ago

Shorter than 4 miles it’s more like 3, but very pretty well maintained trial. Definitely a good one if you have little ones. Very pretty too, great trail over all.

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail through old forest. Lots of roots so watch your footing. Best view of the Falls is to cross the bridge down from the falls (Silver falls loop trail) and climb up to the top of the railing.

hiking
2 months ago

The Silver Falls Loop trail from the campground is a nice easy walk. The woods are nice and the falls I would rate a 3 out of 5 for scenery. I have a major complaint about disrespectful people who climb all over the falls and go off trail. It degrades the natural beauty of the scenery and prevents people from getting a photo without someone’s butt in the way or some hairy chested guy in the photo.

hiking
2 months ago

Easy trail with a beautiful water fall at the end. Highly recommend this trail if you’re staying in Ohanapecosh campground.

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy, barely an inconvenience. Great nature walk with beautiful views.

hiking
2 months ago

Big Bang for the buck with this one as far as ease and distance vs. the views. Such an incredible waterfall that is surrounded by several smaller falls that are beautiful in their own right.

hiking
2 months ago

Walked the loop and added Grove Of The Patriarchs in for fun. Started at the campground and walked anti clockwise around the loop. Seeing the waterfall first kept the kiddos motivated. Ages 5, 11 and 12. The falls are a hidden gem! RT was about 7.5 miles. No closures on the trail.

hiking
3 months ago

recommend doing the entire loop hike. stunning temperate rain forest and beautiful waterfall. loop was not crowded.

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bugs
3 months ago

This trail is very well maintained, and it is right next to the visitor center so make that another stop! It is a short family friendly hike that offers stunning water views. Must do if you are in the area!

hiking
3 months ago

Amazing all around. Family of 6 made it in and out in 2 hours and 10 mins. Made plenty of stops to take it all in. Our 3 year old made it the whole way. One of the best trails I’ve ever been on.

hiking
3 months ago

This hike is INSIDE the Ohanapecosh Campground. Most directions will say that the trail is near the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center, which is located inside the campground. This was a good trail, but after already hiking all day, we were worn out.

hiking
3 months ago

The trail was well maintained and a little muddy near all the spots to take pictures from the rain. The falls provided very clear and blue waters.

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful loop trail with a gorgeous waterfall. Well maintained and mostly shaded through the woods.

hiking
3 months ago

This is one of our favorite hikes to take out-of-towners on. It’s an easy hike with beautiful views and such bright glacier water. We’ve been in June and July. We prefer July when the waterfall is a little less powerful because it looks more teal!!

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