Friday, July 27, 2012

Hike the waterfall trail at Silver Falls State Park

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Oregon’s largest state park, Silver Falls, is 24 miles east of Salem and boasts the beautiful Canyon Trail/Trail of Ten Falls. This connected series of trails covers 22 miles, with multiple short sections leading to footbridges, fern-and-pine shaded waterfalls, and pools. One of the most popular and easily accessible is South Falls, which drops 177 feet; you can even walk behind the cascade. Middle North Falls is considered the most picturesque.

The Civilian Conservation Corps hand built the picnic shelters, a main lodge, and other structures now on the National Historic Register. In addition to the Canyon Trail, there are about 25 miles of pet-friendly trails that lace through this magnificent park. The 131-site campground has 52 RV sites (maximum 60 feet) with electricity. For reservations, call (800) 452-5687.

To learn more about the park and each individual waterfall, visit:

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