Silver Falls

State Park - Oregon

Silver Falls State Park is located near Silverton, Oregon, about 20 miles (32 km) east-southeast of Salem. The park includes more than 24 miles (39 km) of walking trails, 14 miles (23 km) of horse trails, and a 4-mile (6.4 km) bike path. Its 8.7-mile (14.0 km) Canyon Trail/Trail of Ten Falls runs along the banks of Silver Creek and by ten waterfalls, from which the park received its name. Four of the ten falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding that allows the trail to pass behind the flow of the falls. The park's most visited waterfall is South Falls, a 177-foot (54 m) cascade. Remote Double Falls, however, is listed as the highest waterfall in the park, plunging 178 feet (54 m) in a small tributary side canyon deep within the Silver Creek Canyon.

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Map of Sweethome West in the South Cascade the Part of the North Cascade Protection District in Southern Oregon. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.South Cascade - Sweethome West 2011

Map of Sweethome West in the South Cascade the Part of the North Cascade Protection District in Southern Oregon. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Map of the Southern Part of the North Cascade Protection District in Northwest Oregon. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.North Cascade - South 2007

Map of the Southern Part of the North Cascade Protection District in Northwest Oregon. Published by the Oregon Department of Forestry.

Silver Falls SP https://oregonstateparks.org/index.cfm?do=parkPage.dsp_parkPage&parkId=151 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Falls_State_Park Silver Falls State Park is located near Silverton, Oregon, about 20 miles (32 km) east-southeast of Salem. The park includes more than 24 miles (39 km) of walking trails, 14 miles (23 km) of horse trails, and a 4-mile (6.4 km) bike path. Its 8.7-mile (14.0 km) Canyon Trail/Trail of Ten Falls runs along the banks of Silver Creek and by ten waterfalls, from which the park received its name. Four of the ten falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding that allows the trail to pass behind the flow of the falls. The park's most visited waterfall is South Falls, a 177-foot (54 m) cascade. Remote Double Falls, however, is listed as the highest waterfall in the park, plunging 178 feet (54 m) in a small tributary side canyon deep within the Silver Creek Canyon.
e R i dge Trail gF in Park Ma p l k re e South F o r k Silver C Cany on T rail South Falls Day-use Area Path Bike Civilian Conservation Corps Combination Building South Falls Viewpoint Parking A A South Falls Rim Tra il South Falls Nature Store Stone Circle Silverton (15 miles) C South Falls Lodge B E Trails (no pets) Volleyball & Horeshoe pits Pets allowed 6’ leash Hard surface trails A Historic Lodge Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center Park Safety and Etiquette The South Falls Day-use Area has spacious lawns, picnic shelters, tables, a playground, a volleyball net, horseshoe pits, an off-leash area for dogs, and charming Silver Creek. Since opening day in 1933, visitors have used these grounds for potlucks, family reunions and weddings. The area is all within a short walk to views of the famous 177-foot South Falls. The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), built the South Falls Lodge in the 1930s. Once used as a restaurant, diners ate on tables and chairs built from only two myrtle trees. The tables inside the lodge today are among the originals. The lodge and surrounding area make up the South Falls Historic District, and the area is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Relax and enjoy comfortable lodging within a remote, wooded setting. The Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center has private cabins and six-bedroom lodges that cater to groups. Guests can enjoy meals in the dining hall. The conference center’s peaceful setting makes it a popular choice for weddings, family reunions and other group events. Information: silverfallslodge.com or 866-575-8875. Black bears and cougars are among many species of wildlife that make Silver Falls home. Although sightings are rare, you should know what to do if confronted by a bear or cougar. Awareness pamphlets are available at the campground booth, South Falls Lodge and park office. Please report sightings to a park ranger. Natural Kids At the Natural Play Area, located in the North Falls Day-use Area, children can climb a tree, hide in a bear den, growl like a cougar or weave a bird’s nest in this playground designed to fit into the natural landscape. 214 D Pet exercise area Soft surface trails Bike Path (paved) Fire Road (not for public use) South Falls Historic District Accessible facility Restroom Play for the Day Main office, campground and overnight facilities Swimming area No lifeguard Picnic shelter Pay to park Picnic area Information Gate Playgound Campground Salem (25 miles) Pets are prohibited on all waterfall trails, except the Rim and Upper North Falls trails. Millions of Years in the Making This land was once part of the Oregon Coast, but volcanoes, basalt lava flows and falling ash changed the landscape to what you see today. Waterfalls tumble over thick basalt that rests on softer, older rock. The softer layers beneath the basalt eroded over time and created natural pathways behind some of the falls. Look up and see if you can spot the many tree “chimneys,” or casts, while you walk behind North Falls. These formed when lava engulfed living trees. Shop to Support Park Programs The South Falls Nature Store, operated by The Friends of Silver Falls, sells locally crafted gift items as well as souvenirs and memorabilia. Proceeds support park events, interpretive programs and projects. Information: friendsofsilverfalls.net Woodburn Molalla 5 213 Salem Silverton 214 Silver Falls State Park 22 No rth m Sa n t i a R i v e r Camping Mill City Trail Guide Detroit Silver Falls State Park 20024 Silver Falls Hwy. SE Sublimity, OR 97385 Park: 503-873-8681 Reservations: 800-452-5687 63400-8652 (08/18) Winter Falls South Falls The Catamount Trail is a favorite for mountain biking. For everyone’s safety—bicycles are prohibited on the Trail of Ten Falls and inside the South Falls Historic Area. Day-use Parking Fees: Parking for the Keep an eye on children. Children could become lost or injured if unsupervised. day is $5 per vehicle. Pay stations are at many trailheads and all booths. Please bring exact change. Visa and MasterCard are accepted at the pay station at the entrance to South Falls Day-use Area. Parking is free with a current camping receipt, valid during the length of your stay. Annual and twoyear parking passes are available at the park office, the camping registration booth, the South Falls Nature Store and at store.oregonstateparks.org. O ne visit, and you’ll know why Silver Falls State Park is known as the “crown jewel” of the state parks system. Its majestic beauty, boundless recreational opportunities and historic presence make it a top recreation destination in the nation. Nestled in the foothills of Oregon’s Cascade Mountains, less than 45 minutes east of the state capital of Salem, the sprawling 9,000 acre property is the largest state park in Oregon, and one of the most popular. Upper North Falls All
Starting point: k S i lv e r C r e e k r o F rth Stone Circle N 1.0 a R ple rk S il v e r Cr e ek 1.3 idge Trail Fo North Falls Trailhead 0.9 Steep Twin Falls 1.0 Cany on Nature play area Trail Rim T ra 214 North Falls 1.1 il Stairs 0.3 Upper North Falls North Falls viewpoint Perimeter Trail no waterfalls Rim Trail Reminders Bike Park office path 0.5 214 To Salem 25 miles ■■  Pets are allowed on many trails at Silver Falls; however, on the Canyon Trail sections pets are not permitted. See reverse for more information. Accessible facility ■■  The Trail of Ten Falls is steep in sections and is mainly unpaved. It is not suitable Accessible facility for strollers. Pay station Non-flush toilet ■■  Stay on the trail. Taking shortcuts causes erosion and harms plants and wildlife. Pay station ■■  Take only pictures; leave only footprints. Information Pack out all trash. Day-use parking fees $ Parking at Silver Falls is $5 per vehicle. Pay stations are at most trailheads. Visa and MasterCard are accepted at most pay stations or please bring exact change. Parking is free with a current campground receipt. North Falls trailhead limited parking Winter Falls trailhead 0.9 South Falls Lodge & Café free Wi-Fi A 1/4 mile trail with 78 stairs leads behind North Falls through a large cavernous cutout. Return to the parking lot and take a short, flat trail to Upper North Falls. Twin Falls Tr ail 0.5 Bike p ath South Falls Day-use Area Stone Circle North Falls and Upper North Falls (1.8 mile) To Silverton 15 miles 0.5 Winter Falls Consisting of the Canyon Trail and Rim Trail, the entire Trail of Ten Falls loop takes you above, behind and around 10 stunning waterfalls. South Falls The moderate hike includes 800 feet of elevation gain on mostly unpaved trails. Begin this loop at any of the four trailheads. South Falls Nature Store Starting point: Win ter Trail 1.0 Middle North Falls Lower South Falls uth Tra Trail of Ten Falls (7.2 miles) North Falls day-use and group camp 0.4 M So il Double Falls Drake Falls Stairs y on Can Pass seven waterfalls via the Canyon and Winter trails, including two-tiered Double Falls and the spectacular Middle North Falls that features a separate trail behind it. After passing Winter Falls, the Rim Trail leads back to the Stone Circle. Lower North Falls 0.3 This popular route begins with a view of South Falls from above and descends to a cave behind the 177-foot falls. For a 1-mile loop, return via the scenic bridge at the base of South Falls. For the full 2.6-miles, continue to Lower South Falls. Turn right on Maple Ridge Trail and climb 400 feet back to the South Falls Day-use Area. Winter Falls Loop (5 miles) rail Canyon T o Maple Ridge Loop (2.6 miles) Silver Falls State Park Trail of Ten Falls Campground, overnight facilities and alternative trailheads ■■  No restrooms on any Waterfall trails. Please use the 1.2 restrooms at the parking areas. Scenic viewpoint ■■  Bring plenty of water, proper footwear and basic first aid. Trailhead 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, OR 97385 | Park: 503-873-8681 | Reservations: 800-452-5687 | oregonstateparks.org | silverfallsstatepark.wordpress.com Trails (pets allowed) Non-flush toilet Trails (pets allowed)Information Waterfall Trails (no pets) Scenic viewpoint Bike Path (paved) Trailhead Distance between diamonds in miles Caution 0 Trails (no pets) Bike Path (paved) 1.2 Distance between diamonds in miles Caution ¼ ½ mile Hiking with pets Bike Path (4 miles) This is the only section of the Trail of Ten Falls that allows dogs on leashes. It parallels the road and includes views of North Falls. Continue to upper North Falls, the only waterfall you can hike to with pets. This mostly paved, 4-mile loop with rolling hills parallels the Rim Trail and passes the day-use area and campground. No waterfalls on this route. Backcountry Trails (35 miles) Additional wooded trails for dogs, trail runners, mountain bikers and horses can be accessed from the Howard Creek parking area. See Silver Falls Trail Guide for information. South Falls Day-use Area lic us road r pub Fire not f o Maple Rid ge Trail S out Can yon Trail hF ork Sil ve r Cr eek e For the safety of both pets and hikers, pets are not permitted on the Canyon, Twin, Maple Ridge, and Winter trails. Dogs are allowed on leashes (max 6') on the Rim Trail, Bike Path and 35 miles of backcountry trails. An off-leash pet exercise area is located in the South Falls Day-use Area. Rim Trail (5.3 miles out-and-back) F Bike path Stone shelter A A South Falls Rim Trail South Falls Nature Store Stone Circle C South Falls Lodge & Café Fire road E not for pub To Silverton 15 miles B Bollard lic use 214 Volleyball Horseshoe pits Accessible facility Bikes allowed Waterfall Pets allowed 6’ leash Restroom No pets Pay station No bikes Picnic shelter No horses Picnic area Trailhead Parking Tr
nine monthsin advance by calling 1-800-452-5687 or visiting www.oregonstateparks.org. If your reservation is for today, call 503-873-8681 ext. 31. Otherwise, call 1-800-452-5687. 1-800-551-6949 www.oregonstateparks.org H Cabin Camping ow do you camp? Whether it is in a RV, a tent, a rustic cabin, with a group or with your horse, Silver Falls State Park has you covered within its 9,065-acres of forest, meadows, canyons and sparkling waterfalls. Year-round Camping • • • • 48 electrical sites with water (18+ sites open year-round) 43 tent sites with water nearby (seasonal May–Oct.) 14 cabins (four pet friendly, open year-round) Hot showers and flush toilets. Non-campers must pay shower fee. • Universal Access: Campsites B2 and B4, four cabins, and campground restrooms/showers are accessible according to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Howard Creek Horse Camp • 5 primitive camp sites for up to eight people and four horses. • 1 group site for up to 24 people and 12 horses. • Open May–Sept. North Falls Group Camp (May–Sept.) • 2 group areas for up to 50 people (25 vehicles). No sewer, electric or water connections. • Picnic tables, outdoor fire pits and nearby flush restrooms. • RV dump station nearby North Falls Meeting Hall (May–Sept.) Silver Falls State Park 20024 Silver Falls Hwy SE Sublimity OR 97385 503-873-8681 Latitude: 44.873958 N Longitude: -122.651655 W This spacious meeting hall has seating for 100, a commercial kitchen, fireplace, propane heat, and flush restrooms. Many group campers reserve this facility for reunions, meetings and other group events. A gravel parking area fits 30 vehicles. Support your parks by becoming a member of the Oregon State Parks Foundation. Free 12-month day-use parking permit with your membership. oregonstateparksfoundation.org. Enjoy the year-round comfort of a rustic cabin. The park’s 14 cabins are furnished with beds and vinyl-covered mattresses for four to six campers. Each cabin has heating, lights, a table with chairs, and a picnic table and fire ring outside. Up to two pets are allowed in the pet friendly cabins for an additional fee. Group Overnight Facilities For rates and detailed information on group facilities, visit oregonstateparks.org or call 503-873-8681. Camp Silver Creek (Limited availability) A unique and secluded area for a group event, with more than 40 historic buildings constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps features multiple cabins, a recreational hall, craft building, dining hall and shower house. A large field, campfire ring, baseball diamond and creek provide space to recreate. The dining hall seats 120 and includes a large commercial kitchen. Cabins for overnight stay are divided into four loops with six camper cabins, two leader cabins (equipped with power), restroom and unit lodge. The cabins are rustic with screen-only windows and wooden plank bunks.The facility accommodates 250 overnight guests and parking for 50 vehicles. Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center Tucked 1.5 miles off the main road, this secluded, privately-run venue offers deluxe cabins and rustic buildings that are ideal for weddings, retreats, meetings, reunions, or single-cabin rentals. Pricing and details: silverfallslodge.com or 503-873-8875. The Ranches As of Jan. 1 2019, The Ranches are now operated by Silver Falls Lodge and Conference Center. Pricing and reservations: silverfallslodge.com/old-new-ranches or (866) 575-8875. The Old Ranch and New Ranch are dormitory-style bunkhouses for up to 75 overnight guests. Each features a commercial kitchen and a great room with picnic tables and a centralized fireplace; wooden plank bunk beds line the open second-floor. The New Ranch is open year-round and is nestled on the edge of the forest; this facility is insulated with upper decks and has bunk beds with full-sized beds on the bottom. The Old Ranch, open May-Sept., is more rustic with twin beds, exposed beams and large barn doors. The parking area fits 30 vehicles. Overnight Rates Rates are subject to change. For current information, call 800-551-6949 or go to oregonstateparks.org. Day-use Fees Daytime visitors to all areas of the park must display a day-use parking permit. Camping receipts serve as a daily permit for registered campers. Visitors for the day can purchase daily permits at fee machines at the park; annual permits are sold at major state park offices and at store.oregonstateparks.org. To North Falls Day-use and Group Camp Trails are not maintained B ert on To So ut 214 h Fall s    63400-9845 (2/19) Recycling and Garbage • Recycle plastic, glass, aluminum, tin, cardboard and newspapers at recycling areas at the campground and throughout the park. • The RV dump station is located at North Falls Day-use and Group Camp, three miles from the main campground. Learning for All Learn about the geology and wildlife of the park by participating in guided hikes, interpretive talks, and other programs offered year roun
Common Wildflowers of Silver Falls Baldhip rose Rosa gymnocarpa Candyflower Calytonia siberica Rosy plectritis Plectritis congesta Scouler’s corydalis Corydalis scouleri Columbia larkspur Delphinium trolliifolium Large-flowered blue-eyed Mary Collinsia grandiflora Common camas Camassia quamash Douglas’ spiraea Spiraea douglasii Western wild ginger Asarum caudatum Western wood anemone Anemone lyallii Oaks toothwort Cardamine nuttallii Oregon iris Iris tenax Fairyslipper Calypso bulbosa Pacific bleeding heart Dicentra formosa Red-flowering currant Ribes sanguineum Salmonberry Rubus spectabilis Self-heal Prunella vulgaris Snow queen Synthyris reniformis Learn more about these wildflowers at pnwflowers.com Pacific rhododendron Rhododendron macrophyllum Rose checker-mallow Sidalcea virgata Blue-eyed grass Sisyrinchium idahoense Broadleaf lupine Lupinus latifolius 63400-9883 (5/19) Baneberry Actaea rubra Columbia windflower Anemone deltoidea Oregon fawn lily Erythronium oregonum Osoberry Oemleria cerasiformis Salal Gaultheria shallon Star false Solomon’s seal Maianthemum stellatum Meadow death camas Zigadenus venuosus Fairy lanterns Prosartes smithii False Solomon’s seal Maianthemum racemosum Pacific dogwood Cornus nuttallii Pacific starflower Trientalis borealis Western trillium Trillium ovatum Wood sorrel Oxalis oregana Oregon sunshine Eriophyllum lanatum Skunk cabbage Lysichiton americanus False lily-of-the-valley Maianthemum dilatatum Inside-out flower Vancouveria hexandra Pearly everlasting Anaphalis margaritacea Queen’s cup Clintonia uniflora Vanilla leaf Achlys triphylla Broadleaf stonecrop Sedum spathulifolium Wood violet Viola sempervirens Columbia lily Lilium columbianum Miner’s lettuce Claytonia perfoliata Oceanspray Holodiscus discolor Red elderberry Sambucus racemosa Red-osier dogwood Cornus sericea Chickweed monkeyflower Erythranthe alsinoides Largeleaf avens Geum macrophyllum Orange honeysuckle Lonicera ciliosa Oregon grape Mahonia aquifolium Red columbine Aquilegia formosa
Horse Camps and Trails W hether you ride the trails or spread your bedroll in one of our eight horse camps, an equestrian getaway in an Oregon state Tryon Creek State Natural Area park will give you campfire fodder to last a lifetime. Nehalem Bay State Park Call the State Parks Information Center, 800-551-6949, for additional information on horse trails and horse camping. Follow the 100-mile OC&E Woods Line State Trail east of Klamath Falls, once an early rail line for the timber industry. Combine camping and miles of trail riding at Howard Creek Horse Camp in Silver Falls State Park or at Hares Canyon Horse Camp in L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park. If you like the sound of waves and purplishblue glow of an ocean sunset, then eight state parks with beach access are for you. Meadows, woodlands and rivers are typical features of parks such as Elijah Bristow, Willamette Mission and Milo McIver. For a look at grasslands, deep canyons and the John Day River, try the Lone Corral Trail at Cottonwood Canyon State Park in eastern Oregon. Check out other Oregon State Parks by visiting oregonstateparks.org Oregon Parks and Recreation Department 725 Summer St. NE, Suite C Salem, OR 97301 Printed on Recycled Paper All information or fees subject to change without notice. This brochure is available in alternative formats upon request. Call 800-551-6949. Oregon Relay for the hearing impaired: dial 711. 63400-8111 (/18) Elijah Bristow State Park Silver Falls State Park Nehalem Bay State Park Trail Rules Banks-Vernonia State Trail Trail Courtesy Ride with a buddy. If you must ride alone, tell someone where you’re going and when you’re returning. Let bicyclists and hikers know the best way to get around your group. Downhill traffic yields to uphill traffic. Ride only on trails designated for horses and other areas open to horses. Be aware of prohibited areas. Cutting switchbacks and taking shortcuts destroy vegetation and encourage others to use the unauthorized route. Please respect private property along trails. Pack it in, pack it out. Tie horses to corrals or horse trailers, not to trees. Please ride single file and in the middle of the trail. Avoid muddy or soggy areas, especially riverbanks. Campground Rules Keep all pets under physical control and on a leash not more than six feet long. Please remove all pet waste from the equestrian campground. Keep corrals free of straw and animal waste. Remove animal waste from parking and hitching post areas and trailheads. Camping and campfires are allowed in designated areas only. Do not camp along trails. Horses are prohibited in main overnight campgrounds and developed day-use areas. L.L. “Stub” Stewart State Park How to Volunteer Many dedicated individuals and organizations volunteer their time and donate material to their favorite riding areas. If you or your organization is interested in adopting a horse trail or camping area, please call the State Parks Volunteer Hotline, 877-225-9803. Campgrounds 15 ASTORIA Del Rey Beach 12 SEASIDE Day-use trails UMATILLA 5 9 6 TILLAMOOK South Jetty 21 NEWBERG SALEM NEWPORT WALDPORT 8 MAUPIN MILTON-FREEWATER Cottonwood Canyon 7 1 WINSTON REMOTE 2 SIXES DETROIT 20 REDMOND 14 MITCHELL DAYVILLE JOHN DAY MT. VERNON PRINEVILLE PAULINA La PINE DIAMOND LAKE UNITY SENECA RILEY FORT ROCK CHEMULT ONTARIO VALE BURNS FORT KLAMATH ASHLAND WAGONTIRE BUCHANAN LAWEN NARROWS JUNTURA Off I-5, 8 miles north of Salem CRANE NEW PRINCETON JORDON VALLEY FRENCHGLEN PAISLEY 3 BEATTY KLAMATH FALLS 18 MERRILL  Horse Camping and Trails Unless noted, sites in horse camps may be reserved. Camping rates vary. To make or cancel a reservation, call 800-452-5687. Go online to oregonstateparks. org or call (800) 551-6949 for more information. Day-use parking fee noted where required. 1 Bullards Beach State Park U.S. 101, 2 miles north of Bandon on Bullards Beach Road Trails: 4 miles of beach riding. 11 miles of designated trails, one leads to Coquille River Lighthouse. Sites: Eight primitive stalls, each 12′ x 12′. Maximum one horse per stall. Three sites have stalls for two horses; five sites have stalls for four horses. All stalls are galvanized tube. Features: Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water, vault restrooms. Showers/flush toilets in main campground. Other Info: Tethering outside the stall is prohibited. Please clean the site and stalls and dispose of trash and manure in the designated area. Parking and hitching posts available for day-use visitors. One camping unit per site. 2 Cape Blanco State Park Off U.S. 101, 9 miles north of Port Orford Trails: 6 miles of riding trails. 150-acre open riding area. Beach access. Sites: Eight primitive. Six single-horse corrals; two doublehorse corrals; two pull-through sites each with double stalls for four horses. Hitching posts located in the camp. Features: Picnic tables, fire rings, drinking water. Showers/flush toilets in main campground. 3 C

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