Double Falls

June 2008

State: Oregon

Location: Silver Falls State Park

Height: 178

Crest: 10?

Water Source: Hullt Creek

Waypoint: 44.89198N 122.64542W

Summary: Double Falls is the highest waterfall in Silver Falls State Park, although it consists of two drops, as the name suggests. It is also the most remote. For anyone who likes waterfalls, Silver Falls State Park is not be missed.

Double Falls is located in Silver Falls State Park. Of the ten main waterfalls in the park, this is the one of the two that is not on the north or south fork of Silver Creek. It is on the much smaller Hullt Creek, so it does not have as much water, but its double drop falls a total of 178 feet making it the highest waterfall in the park. It beats South Falls by one foot.

Double Falls is on a .1 mile long spur trail off of the main trail. This is the most remote waterfall from any of the parking areas, but it is still easy to visit. It is 2.5 miles from the South Falls parking area, 2.2 miles from the North Falls parking area, and 1.2 miles from the Winter Falls parking area.

Double Falls is also one of the few waterfalls to have a real name. As spectacular as Silver Falls State Park is, the naming scheme gets rather repetitive, with 4 "North" falls and 2 "South Falls".

The sun was behind the falls when I visited, making it difficult to get good pictures.

Silver Falls State Park is off of Hwy 214, about 26 miles east of Salem.

Nearby Falls

North Falls is 1.5 miles upstream of Double Falls, and is another .2 miles past that. A 3 mile hike in the other direction will take you past Double Falls, Lower North Falls, Lower South Falls, South Falls, and others. If you are willing to drive, many more waterfalls can be found.

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