South Falls


June 2008

State: Oregon

Location: Silver Falls State Park

Height: 177

Crest: 20?

Water Source: South Silver Creek

Waypoint: 44.87889N 122.65722W

Summary: South Falls is arguably the most impressive waterfall of the many waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park. For anyone who likes waterfalls, Silver Falls State Park is not be missed.

South Falls is located in Silver Falls State Park. It is the largest of the falls in the park. Double Falls is a foot higher, but has much less water. North Falls is nearly as impressive, but a good 30 feet shorter.

Visiting South Falls is very easy. It is located near the South Falls Lodge. A short walk from the parking area takes you to nice views of the falls from the rim. Even better views can be had from the Canyon Trail, aka the Trail of Ten Falls. This trail descends down into the canyon and behind South Falls, and then down stream past and behind Lower South Falls, and then works its way up the north creek passing 8 more falls including Middle North Falls, North Falls, both of which the trail goes behind, and ending at Upper North Falls.

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

Nearby Falls

A 5 mile hike will take you to 9 other waterfalls in the park, including Lower South Falls, Lower North Falls, Double Falls, Middle North Falls, Winter Falls, North Falls, and Upper North Falls. If you are willing to drive, many more waterfalls can be found.

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