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Silver Falls State Park
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Owner description: A park located in the state's only rain forest, with beautiful waterfalls and hiking trails.
Reviewed February 22, 2014

Its a short drive from Portland to its long-narrow and winding road when getting close to this place...Avoid if you can in driving your car going to this location when its dark/evening... Its also "heaven" for nature photographers...Be careful for heights along its trails---some are too high!!! Anyway, for shoppers, going back to Portland towards Interstate5 will reward you down to the bargain prices in the Woodburn Factory Outlet Shopping Mall...

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Reviewed January 18, 2014

Although California is considered to be The World Class Tourist Destination in the North America, it is arguably the case that Oregon is even better. As far as the landscape is concerned, the highpoints of the California experience are Yosemite National Park, Point Lobos, Joshua Tree National Park, and the mouth of the Russian River. I have explored California extensively and have taken a dozen trips to Yosemite, 18 trips to Joshua National Park, 6 trips to Death Valley, at least 20 trips to Point Reyes, and so on. Despite this, it is my opinion that Oregon is the winner (if one ignores the presence of Yosemite in California).

Oregon's greatest scenic features include the other-worldly seastacks in the Boardman Corridor (especially those at Secret Beach), Crater Lake including Wizard Island and the pinnacles, Cannon Beach, and the "shopping center" of waterfalls extending eastwards from Portland.

Next to Crater Lake, the most amazing scenic spot in Oregon is Silver Falls State Park. At this park, a hiking trail takes the visitor through a canyon past about ten waterfalls. This hiking trail can be managed in the space of an hour, and it can be easily hiked by children. These waterfalls are the frequent subject of photography books, calendars, and such. The main waterfall is stunning, and is comparable in beauty to any waterfall found to the east of Portland, that is, the waterfalls of the Columbia Gorge.

Silver Falls State Park has a large gift shop with helpful rangers. The park is nowhere near as popular, for example, as Yosemite, Mesa Verde, or Arches, and thus if you are in the mood to get away from the crowd scene, then Silver Falls will fit the bill. The Park is about 15 miles from Salem, Oregon. A problem with Salem, is that most of the motels seem to be concentrated in one area. And so, unless you know about this particular area, the motorist might find herself driving about aimlessly for a while before finding a place to stay. Thus, I recommend that in planning your trip to Silver Falls, the traveler should do a little research with a map ahead of time.

1  Thank TomBrody
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Reviewed January 17, 2014

We live 40 minutes from SilverFalls. It is a favorite destination and place to take visiting company. Also a little known secret is that they have cabins for rent and you can eat in the cafeteria for all three meals and these meals are fantastic!

Horse trails, bike trails, seven falls to walk to and a beach and playground area.

Bring water and snacks for day trips.

Personally I like going during the winter months when there has been a lot of rain because the falls are full of water and running hard.

The most annoying thing there are the idiots with strollers on the hiking trails.

3  Thank southamericancherry
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

for those non hikers, there is one falls very close by. For hikers there are many more falls & good hiking. There are some areas of steep drop offs, but enclosed by fencing for the faint of heart.

1  Thank PatriciaBec
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Reviewed December 21, 2013

One of my favorite campgrounds. It's a small campground, but sites are great with lots of vegetation that gives more privacy than most places. There's not much here beside hiking and biking, in fact there's not even cell phone service. We had a great weekend but we had to plan way far out in advance as the campground fills up fast.

The trails are unforgettable, not many places where you can walk behind so many large waterfalls.

1  Thank Bill_Alisen
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