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Silver Falls Loop

Intermediate
 4.8 (19) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

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


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2.9

Miles

4.6

KM

Loop

2,207' 673 m

High

1,870' 570 m

Low

440' 134 m

Up

426' 130 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

20%

Max Grade (11°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Waterfall · Wildlife

Family Friendly A beautiful waterfall highlights this amazing hike for the family!

Fires are prohibited. No pets on trails. Treat water before drinking.

Overview

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!

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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Shared By:

Tom Robson

Trail Ratings

  4.8 from 19 votes

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in Ohanapecosh

#429

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in Ohanapecosh

#35

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Photos

Crossing the Ohanapecosh River
Feb 26, 2015 near Tieton, WA
View of Silver Falls
Feb 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Ohanapecosh rapids
Feb 26, 2015 near Eatonville, WA
Ohanapecosh campsite
Feb 26, 2015 near Tieton, WA

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Oct 7, 2020
Seth Hoang
Sep 24, 2020
Rachel Sharpe
Aug 9, 2020
Alyx Hodges
When starting on eastern side: eastern part is wide and fairly flat, but pretty populated. Western side going from the north to south- elevation gain — 3h 45m
Aug 3, 2020
Kailee Comes
2.9mi
Jul 18, 2020
Tiffany Davenport
Jul 13, 2020
Maya Gutman
Jun 26, 2020
Michelle Plumb
This trail + Eastside + Grove of the Patriarchs 5.3mi — 4h 13m
Jun 20, 2020
Ric Ortiz
A beautiful trail with beautiful old growth and waterfall, all packed into a quick hike. 0.5mi