Silver Falls via Silver Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Packwood, Washington that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length0.6 miElevation gain127 ftRoute typeOut & back
kid friendlyHikingWalkingForestWaterfallFeeNo dogs
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Mount Rainier National Park charges a fee to enter. Fees are $30 per vehicle or $25 per motorcycle. If you are entering on foot, horse, or bike the fee is $15 per person. You can also purchase a park specific annual pass for $55.

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Brandi Howell
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HikingGreat!

such a pretty hike with so many waterfalls. did this hike in August in late afternoon. was not very crowded didn't complete the loop kids were getting crabby. made it to the hot springs and turned around

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Kylie Corry
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Elise Jun
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Alejandro Leal
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Crowded

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Ricardo Sandoval
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Chris Gharst
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CampingGreat!

Did the loop from Ohanapecosh CG. Total hike is about 2.4 mi. We did the loop clockwise and there was nobody on the trail until we hit the falls. Great hike well maintained. Bring your swimwear and take a dip into the pools above the falls. Crystal clear emerald water - shockingly cold but feels great on a hot day!! Lots of people picnicking around the falls area. Absolutely beautiful. Great for kids

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Sarah Lane
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Back half of doing the Silver Falls loop. We did the loop clockwise, early a.m. and didn’t run into many people till we hit the grove—We went the extra stretch up to the Grove of the Patriarchs. You can also continue on further. Down by campgrounds there isn’t much parking, but you can visit the hot springs and see banana slugs with fun fact signs. Lots of families at the Grove.

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Joel Goldstein
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Kellie Pelton
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Dan Fox
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HikingGreat!

love this trail. easy hike. great views. lots of shade.

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Kris Vigil-Le
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Kristin Friesen
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The trail is well groomed, wide enough in most spots for passing if you encounter another group, and has gorgeous views of the river and falls. Get there early so it’s not too crowded. If you do the full 4 mile loop be sure to study the map ahead of time - it dumps you into the ohanapecosh campground where you have to walk on the road to pick up the trail in another spot. We got lost and confused and ended up going back the way we came. Overall we loved this hike and would definitely do it again!

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Jessica Kaisler
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Just so many people.

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Jeannie Woodrow
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We went last weekend......Very beautiful, lots of different trails to follow depending on how long you’d like to hike. We had a 4 & 5 year old with us - they did amazing!!! We also had a couple people with knee & back issues - they were ok, sore afterwards, but they thought they’d be worse.

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Anthony Goebel
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HikingGreat!

great hike linking two prominent points but very busy, heavily trafficked.

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Michelle G
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Parking was a challenge, but great views. A lot of groups today & wore a mask.

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Lauren Roszel
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Started at the Silver Falls cut off trailhead and extended to Grove of the Patriarchs. Such a beautiful family hike! amazing views & scenery along the way.

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Dane Gainey
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Easy and beautiful hike to do. Way too many people though and not many were social distancing/ wearing a mask. I would advise going on a week day to be safe

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Jasmin Ochoa
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It was a easy hike, super nice, safe for kids. Has lots of small water falls before getting to the main big one. Definitely going back!

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Mario Nava
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Nice hike

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KarMae Arr
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Love this hike. Took some friends here to check out. One of my favorites. Did this hike Saturday after doing Grove of the Patriarchs. Wet trail, awesome views. Looked like they did some clearing of some fallen trees from our recent storm. Easy for kids.

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Andrea Klunk
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NO DOGS!

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Amy Rowland
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Silver Falls is by far the most spectacular short hike to do with kids in all of Washington. Using this "short cut" trail was perfect for little kids because otherwise it would have been more like a 3 mile hike if we parked outside the Ohanapecosh campground (which was closed on 31 May 2020) and walked in from there. Also, if you come down on the trail from Grove of the Patriarchs be aware that there are LOTS of trees that have fallen onto the trail. There is one section that was a bit tricky to navigate and required us to climb up and over several very large fallen trees. But, if you take this little short cut trail by parking at the small pull off, it's perfect! You can also just walk up the road about 1/4 mile from this pull off and walk into Grove of the Patriarchs without having to climb over fallen trees on the trail.

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Taoran Lu
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Easy trail with a beautiful waterfall.

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Joe Johnson
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Awesome short trail to see Silver Falls and the gorge below it on the Ohanapecosh

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Donald Lamb
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An easy hike, very few people, amazing waterfall. The parking isn’t well defined though, but it’s just after the creek bridge if headed north toward Paradise coming from Ohana area. The is a trail near the paved section off of the main road. You can do this trail in under 30 min. Very comparable to Narada falls with 98% less people. You have to go downhill to start, so the way back is tough on the uphill portion. The trail is easy to follow and it clearly marked if needed.

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Nina Stewart
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This was a great trail we did the the larger loop that connects to the Grove of the Patriarchs. We parked near the Ohanapecosh visitor center and started there. No dogs.

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ric tinney
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Beautiful. Don't just drive by.

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Fay C
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If, like me, you have a child who begrudges every extra step, this is probably the shortest way to hike in to see beautiful Silver Falls. The beginning is a little steep for a very young child, but it is easy going once you hit Silver Falls Trail.

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Marissa Guerrero
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