North Falls

June 2008

State: Oregon

Location: Silver Falls State Park

Height: 136

Crest: 20?

Water Source: North Silver Creek

Waypoint: 44.88528N 122.62139W

Summary: North Falls is the second most impressive waterfall in Silver Falls State Park, after South Falls, at least in my opinion. For anyone who likes waterfalls, Silver Falls State Park is not be missed.

North Falls is located in Silver Falls State Park. Here the north fork of Silver Creek plummetts 136 feet over a massive volcanic caprock. The trail wends its way around and behind the falls, offering all sorts of nice vantage points. This falls is not as high as South Falls, but it is nearly as impressive.

There is a parking area near North Falls. From here it is a .3 mile walk to the falls. There are stairs on this part of the trail. The longer, and more impressive way to visit the falls, is to start at South Falls and hike the entire Trail of Ten Falls, passing several other falls along the way. If you have the time, it is definitely worth it. North Falls is also visible from the Rim Trail.

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

Nearby Falls

Upper North Falls is .2 miles upstream of the North Falls parking area. Middle North Falls is 1 mile downstream of North Falls. A 5 mile hike will take you to Double Falls, Lower North Falls, Lower South Falls, South Falls, and others. If you are willing to drive, many more waterfalls can be found.

Photo Gallery

View from Rim Trail

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