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Absolutely worth the drive! Very remote, it was wonderful to be alone in the woods with 2 stunning waterfalls. Pack a picnic and enjoy on a Boulder below the falls.

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2 months ago

Went on both trails with my wife and 3 teenagers. 5 stars well worth it. Interesting history also.

Beautiful views and worth the walks and hiking and climbing rocks to get closer to the falls.

Be careful, there is some poison oak on the upper trail for the Golden Falls.

Beautiful falls. Two short trails (15 and 20 min round trip) to the lower sides of both falls; 60 min to the top of the golden fall and back -with a detour to the silver fall and possibility to walk trough the fall itself / get sprayed.
Perfect family walks!

This was a beautiful drive to these two hikes. Roads were easily driven - our Mini Cooper did just fine on the roads. :-) We took the two shorter trails to the base of the waterfalls and had a picnic lunch at the tables. Outhouses were ok- just bring hand wipes. Kids will do well on these trails as well as dogs.

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3 months ago

best waterfalls I've seen so far.

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3 months ago

I have to say I don't agree that this is an easy level hike.
I do love Gold and Silver Falls though. The hike is absolutely worth it when you get to the top of the falls!

We had a great hike here!
- scenic ride there with pretty, well kept cabins and homes
- single lane in spots as you get close, so we were glad we went on a Monday with only a few other hikers there
- gravel road is last 4-5 miles and no potholes as of May 2018
- glad we did all three, seeing Gold Falls from top and bottom was very cool, two views below Silver Falls fantastic
- our dogs loved jumping in the water by the trail to bottom of Gold Falls

Easy trail with great waterfalls!!!

I followed the route on the map exactly. As you head south, you leave the pavement and follow a sandy road all the way to the beach. You walk the beach north until you reach a location where a gravel road goes all the way back to the paved road just north of the starting point. No overgrown trail...No shipwreck. Still a beautiful hike with much of it along the secluded beach.

Silver Falls was gorgeous from the upper trail. Golden Falls was very nice too but difficult to see very well. Trail was easy to walk, even for kids. Just some sheer drop down cliffs so be careful with kids that don’t know about trail walking. The road is was clear, lots of potholes but nothing too bad. The toilets are absolutely disgusting!

The trails to Silver Falls and lower Golden Falls are short and easy. They provide nice views of the falls and an opportunity to get sprayed by Silver Falls. If you are able to handle a short stretch of moderate hiking, the short jaunt off the upper golden falls trail to get behind silver falls is well worth the climb. Don't miss the longer hike to the top of Golden Falls. It is a little more strenuous than the lower hikes, but the view at the top is well worth it. We took the whole family, aged 6 to 40, and everyone loved it. As others have stated, follow the road signs, not Google Maps, once you get to Kruse Rd. (10 miles out from the trailhead).

close to home

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8 months ago

Very lovely hike that features two easy/short trails to the base of each waterfall and a long hike that goes around the area. I did the two short trails and was rewarded with a beautiful view of each of the two waterfalls. The drive out to this area is long, but beautiful. I visited these waterfalls on a rainy day in June. The trails do get muddy and slippery. Wear shoes with good traction.

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9 months ago

Great trails to both falls. Easy hike with our kids.

Road crews were graveling as we arrived. Road was clear. Definitely don't follow GPS directions, just follow the signs to the state park. Very easy hike for the lower viewpoints on both falls. the upper golden falls is a great hike but the trails run close to a very precarious ledge so watch your little ones. the trail does continue up the creek past the falls but disappears into a wooded area. it's mature reprod that we explored quite a bit but no trails to speak of.

The road getting there is kind of rough, beware there are alot of pot holes. The trails are super easy and the waterfalls are really rushing right now. Very beautiful!

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10 months ago

Great hiking trail!!! Amazing falls. The road for 5 miles before the Falls is gravel and full of potholes. It is doable for a passenger car but you'll need to take it very slow. If you are faint of heart about driving on narrow road next to cliffs, this is not a drive for you. Truly no shoulder and no guard rails. Follow the signs for the state park, all trails directions were not accurate in the last 6 miles. The path straight out over the bridge goes to the bottom of Golden falls, the path to the left after the bridge goes around to Silver Falls and then taking a turn at the culvert up the hill you will go to the top of Golden falls. Be careful.

This has three actual hikes. Two small and one for hikers wanting a climb. We did the two small ones. The drive in was a lovely back roads drive that was very beautiful. Very narrow road, and the last mile or so, extremely so. If it's raining, that last few miles will be impassable I think for non 4 wheel drives. Trails themselves very easy to traverse. We saw a few kids, and an older couple on the trails that were able to walk them without issues. The falls themselves, amazeballs beautiful. Trees were very very tall, beautifully covered with Moss! Just a wonderful easy hike for fall.

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Lovely little hikes. Not too difficult or taxing. Perfect place to get out of the summer coastal fog and enjoy a bit of warmer weather.

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Thursday, August 03, 2017

The hike to Silver falls (left from trailhead) was great! Short and relatively easy hike once you make the windy drive. I kept our two year old in the pack with all of the climbing over boulders and slippery rock once you get to the falls. Beautiful!

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Road out to the hike gets to one lane and is gravel and dusty, have to watch out for other drivers. Parking lot fits maybe 10 cars and there are picnic benches and toilets (though when we went the bathrooms were beyond filthy and doors didn't lock). Going right as you enter the upper falls hike (after the bridge) will take you to the base of the upper falls after a short easy walk, but you have to cross/climb some rocks and the stream to get a good look. Going left at the trail head is the longer actual hike to see the other falls that you can get right next too, thing it heads back to the top of the other falls. Beware this one takes you on a very high cliff face by these falls. I'd be questionable on that part being kid friendly. But the falls were worth it!

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Glad the road is open again to the trail head. Golden Fall (to the right as entering) is very easy, flat, and not long. Small kids and your grand parents will like this one. Silver Falls to the left is longer and trail is steeper. All the right time of year, the water volume is very impressive and exciting. These are our "go to" hikes for out of down visitors in the Coos Bay vicinity.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fun hike with my nine-year-old.
You no longer have to hike the road--it's a V-shaped hike instead of a Y
We hiked the upper Golden Falls trail. This is by far the best hike. It continues well past the top of the falls, though the trail peters out occasionally. Looks like
It follows a pioneer road after a while.
Anyone know?

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

The road is now open all the way to the trailhead. Spectacular views of two large waterfalls. There is a lot to see along the trail--native plants, small wildlife, creek views, etc. With several trail options of varying lengths a picnic area and a vault toilet at the trailhead, I felt this was a great family outing for all ages.

Parents with young children should be aware there are cliffs at the end of the upper trail. The trail itself is relatively wide at that point so you should be fine if they stay close. Our little ones (5 and 3) did well and enjoyed the view immensely but I would not recommend attempting that portion of the trail with unruly young daredevils.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

UPDATE FROM PREVIOUS POSTS --- the road is now open all the way to the trailhead. The concrete barriers 1.5 miles from trailhead are gone. The potholes in the road are fixed and it takes you to Golden and Silver State Park very near the falls. Picnic tables, fairly clean outhouse, and plenty of parking. This is no longer a 4.2 mile out and back, unless you want to walk on a gravel road instead of drive. At trailhead, about half mile or less to Silver Falls (the more spectacular of the two), and about one third mile to Golden Falls. Very easy hike suitable for kids and elder. Great scenery including old growth trees.

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Saturday, June 03, 2017

Beautiful scenery and well worth the trip. Easy to hike even with higher altitude.

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Monday, May 01, 2017

Lovely hike! And laughing at Bill Jones who turned around because he misread the 1.5 mile sign for 15 miles...

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Monday, April 03, 2017

Beautiful, easy hike in, great for a picnic with the family!

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Monday, April 03, 2017

We went in late March. It's has been a wet winter, so the trails were pretty muddy, wear shoes/boots that can get wet.
Two separate trails lead out from the small parking lot. The one on the left goes to Silver Falls, and the right side leads over a small bridge and goes to Golden Falls.
We only went to the bottom of both, but a separate trails leads to the top of Golden. To get to the top, take the left fork after you cross the footbridge near the parking lot.
Both Golden and Silver Falls trails are very easy and pretty short. For Golden Falls the trail ends at boulders that you can crawl over to get a better view. I liked the view towards the right, nearer the creek.
Silver Falls trail is more up hill, but nothing too hard. There was so much water coming over the Falls that we couldn't get all the way to the bottom without getting soaked, but the view is still spectacular.
Having seen photos of what the Falls look like in the summer, I'd highly recommend going in Spring. No comparison. The roar from the huge amount of water cascading over the top is amazing in itself. Golden Falls, along with the beautiful stream rushing by you at the bottom, is truly breathtaking.
Well worth the trip out of Coos Bay to see them. The only bad thing I can think of is the toilets near the parking lot. VERY poorly maintained. Broken seats, filthy, and the doors won't even close. Gross to even go in them.

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