Trail of Ten Falls
ElevationAscent: 1,062' 324 m
Descent: -1,063' -324 m
High: 1,662' 507 m
Low: 1,136' 346 m
GradeAvg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 29% (16°)
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“A captivating loop that travels to all of the waterfalls in the park.”— Kristen Arendt
Family Friendly With the option for longer or shorter loops, this is a great option for kids of all ages.
The Trail of Ten Falls is named for, you guessed it, the no less than ten waterfalls you'll experience. You'll pass alongside, above, and even behind waterfalls on this 8.7-mile loop through second-growth forest of Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. Silver Falls State Park is a place of many visitors, yet the trails are kept in amazing shape and are easy to navigate.
Once you descend into the gorge where the trail is located, you'll hike up and down rolling terrain and even stairs leading down the steeper sections.
With two options to shorten the loop, you can get a power-packed waterfall tour in only a couple of hours. The hike, regardless of the length you choose, is much better in a counter-clockwise direction, starting from the South Falls Lodge; that way you end by passing behind the spectacular South Falls.
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Land Manager: Oregon State Parks