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Silver Falls Loop

 9 votes

Length

2.9 Miles 4.6 Kilometers


90%

Singletrack

Elevation

440' 134 m

Ascent

-426' -130 m

Descent

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

2,207' 673 m

High

1,870' 570 m

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An easy loop trail, climaxing at one of the park's most beautiful waterfalls.

Tom Robson

Overview

Fires are prohibited. No pets on trails. Treat water before drinking.
The clear, icy, and swift Ohanapecosh River tumbles over Silver Falls as it flows from its headwaters in the glaciers and snowfields out to the sea. Approach with extreme caution! Although inviting to sit on, the rocks near Silver Falls are wet and very slippery. Supervise children closely!
Features: Birding — River/Creek — Views — Waterfall — Wildlife
Family Friendly: A beautiful waterfall highlights this amazing hike for the family!
Dogs: No Dogs

Need to Know

Although there is no wilderness camp in the area surrounding Silver Falls, the Ohanapecosh Campground is available for visitors who wish to camp in the vicinity. For those who prefer to hike to a trailside camp rather than stay in a drive-in campground, wilderness camping permits are required. Permits, backpacking information and current trail conditions for the area are available from the Ohanapecosh Visitor Center. Permits and information are also available park-wide from wilderness information centers, ranger stations, and visitor centers.

Description

This relatively level trail along the river is a popular one with families. It leads hikers along the east side of the river 1.5 miles to the falls, crosses a bridge, then loops back to the Ohanapecosh Campground on the river's west side.

Flora & Fauna

Opportunities abound for enjoying the old-growth forest community seen along this trail. Listen for the tapping of woodpeckers. Look for deer and other wildlife. Along the river fly fishermen can often be seen trying their luck. Once at Silver Falls, take time to enjoy the beautiful sight and sound of this popular spot.

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Oct 29, 2017
Cassandra Sasse
Oct 4, 2017
Nicole Maxine
Sep 24, 2017
Greg Gaffney-Bills
Aug 14, 2017
Kimberly Winkenweder
Nice easy stroll. Not too difficult. 2.9mi
Aug 13, 2017
dee angel
Absolutely beautiful & easy hike.
Aug 1, 2017
Todd Lee
Great falls. Nice easy warm up hike 3mi
Jul 20, 2017
Jan-Willem Schalkwijk
Jun 25, 2017
Steffi Hasch

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  4.9 from 9 votes

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in Ohanapecosh

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