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Apr 30, 2019 - Silver Creek Falls Hike

We had several Elks tells us we needed to go to Silver Falls State Park to see the waterfalls. So off we all went. It was South East of the Salem area, through farmland and forests. We saw were all the Christmas Tree farms are. Thousands and thousands of them. We arrived at the parking lot for the South Falls and hiked the short hike to view the falls. It was a rain forest full of moss and ferns and very tall trees. Upon reaching the falls viewing point we discovered there was a longer 7.5 mile hike that Keith was excited about doing. Some...

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Jun 26, 2018 - Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

June 18-23 We are at my favorite Oregon State Park. Silver Falls is my favorite because I love walking to the water falls. This park has trails that have a total of 10 water falls. When we were younger with the kids we would walk the whole 7 miles in a day but as we have gotten older we now walk different sections on 2 days. This year we took a 3 mile hike on one day and saw South Falls. The trail to this fall takes you right behind the waterfall into a rock cavern. It has a steep downgrade to get to it, but it is so worth it!!! Another...

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Millers RV Travels

Dec 6, 2015 - Silver Falls State Park

We woke up today and the SUN WAS SHINING! It had been raining hard for over a week. We HAD to get out! One place we like to go is Silver Falls State Park. It is about 45 minute drive from my parents’ house. It is the largest state park in Oregon and consists of over 9200 square acres. They even have a friends group. There are a lot of trails here. One is called the Trail of Ten Falls where in a moderate hike of 7.2 miles you can see ten waterfalls. The most popular one is South Falls which is 177 feet high. The trail actually goes behind...

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Aug 26, 2015 - Silver Falls State Park in Oregon

two nights on the road between Great Basin and south of Portland, where we visited older brother Carlo and sister in law Karen for a week. It was VERY smokey for a long while all the way into NV from the fires in WA and OR. We saw lots of burned areas along the Columbia River Gorge too. Stayed here: Eden, ID (next to Twin Falls) - Anderson Camp - we have stayed here before. It is a nice park with quite a few amenities - pool, laundry, bath houses, pet friendly, big rig friendly, picnic table at each site, FHU, pull thrus, playground for the...

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Jun 11, 2012 - Day Trip: Silver Falls SP, OR

It is a beautiful, sunny day. We are not on the coast. We travel east to a Wal-Mart. We travel north to Silver Falls State Park. The roads are good. There is a lot of twisting and turning, as we get close to the park. We find the parking lot for “day use”. We are disappointed that there is no Visitor Center. We find a nature store. Here we get a map and information. The South Falls are the falls that are pictured in the advertisements for this state park. A short walk from the parking lot takes us to the top of South Falls. They are the...

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May 14, 2012 - Next stop, Oregon

After a beautiful drive through Oregon's mountains and passes (One of which we spent the night on), we arrived at out next destination, Silver Falls, Oregon. What a magical place! The trees are so big, the area so green, and the falls were spectacular!

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Adventures with BiRT

Jul 20, 2010 - Last day at Silverton. Oregon

About five miles from Silverton is a city called Mt. Angel... It is a little German town that has a glockenspiel at the restaurant/pub right in the middle of town.. Of course we had to go there and see it.... The morning was cloudy and cool and that might be why we didn't see a lot of tourists... At least I hope that was the reason.. We arrived just in time to see the 11:00am show on the glockenspiel... It was quite different that any we have seen before but quite enjoyable.. I guess we are really spoiled after spending so much time in...

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Billandhelen/2010

Jul 19, 2010 - Silver Falls State Falls

The day started out beautiful right from sunrise… Usually we have a lot of low clouds until about noon and it is a little cool… I sure am not complaining though… I don’t mind having a sweater over my shoulders for a short time… As soon as the sun clears, it gets nice and warm even if the temps don’t get over 70 degrees… Today was one of the cooler days where we did not see it hit 70 until after we got back to our campground this evening… In spite of the cool temps, I was dripping wet after the hike we took this time.. We got our picnic...

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Billandhelen/2010

Oct 24, 2009 - Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Today we decided to head to Oregon's most popular state park, Silver Falls. It is nestled in the lower elevation of Oregon's Cascade Mountains and lies a temperate rain forest. We were really happy that we decided to drive the 75 miles to get here. It was well worth it. The park has 10 majestic waterfalls ranging from the South Falls at 177' to the delicate Drake Falls that is only 27'. We didn't get to walk all the trails because of time considerations but would love to return and walk the whole trail. The paths we did travel were just...

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Our 2009 Travels

Aug 5, 2009 - Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park is home to ten waterfalls, five of which are more than 100 feet high. There is an 8 mile trail that leads through mossy caverns behind some of the falls, and along Silver Creek itself. It is the largest park in Oregon, and one of the largest in the US. The park began as a town, back in the 1800's, called Silver Falls City. One of the surveyors platting the City was later to become President of the US-- Herbert Hoover. Another interesting fact is that one of the loggers working here in the 1930's was none other than...

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Ron & Jane's Travels

Jul 10, 2009 - Silver Falls State Park

We were up and out early this morning for a day of hiking. Our destination was Silver Falls State Park about 25 miles east of Salem. The drive was as beautiful as the hike. Once we got on highway 22, about 5 miles from our campground, we were in rural Oregon. Like on our drive to Salem, today we passed beautiful rolling farmland. We didn’t see much cattle today, but there were hundreds of acres of hay interspersed with tree farms. The whole area was just gorgeous. Silver Falls State Park is a real jewel for the state of Oregon. There are...

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May 6, 2009 - Salem, OR - Silver Falls State Park

The trip from Myrtle Creek to Salem was again through some wonderful hillside scenery. You would have thought we were in Ireland with all of the shades of green. We arrived here at Silver Falls State Park a little after noon and got settled in pretty quick. I was able to find the satellite around the trees but we have absolutely no cell service whatsoever. The closest reliable coverage is about 12 miles away. This portion of the blog will be written real time but will have to wait for posting until Thursday when we get better reception. The...

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