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Silver Falls Loop

Intermediate

Trail

2.9 mile 4.6 kilometer loop
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 440' 134 m
Descent: -426' -130 m
High: 2,207' 673 m
Low: 1,870' 570 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 20% (11°)

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Trail shared by Tom Robson

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

Tom Robson

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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May 27, 2020
Zach Kuykendall
Oct 10, 2019
Samo Beroe
2.9mi — 14h 06m
Sep 18, 2019
Blake Cole
Amazing!!
Sep 8, 2019
Joe Leone
Sep 4, 2019
J Cham
Sep 4, 2019
su g
Aug 3, 2019
Oscar Villanueva
Jul 30, 2019
Jill Hammer
Lovely hike. Not too hard. Did after skyline loop, so we were really tired. Worth repeating!

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  4.8 from 16 votes

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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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