Silver Falls State Park. Trail of 10 Falls hike. Oregon

  • December 22, 2012 · 8:00 AM
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This hike will take us through the canyon of Silver Falls state Park and there are ten falls we will visit. Five of them are over 100 feet tall. We will start from the South Falls and hike a loop and finish where we started. After the hike, we can have dinner together at the park or any choice anyone agrees on. This will be about a day hike, so please plan on it. If you have to be back by a certain time, please do not sign up for this hike.

Here is the web link information about the hike:

http://web.oregon.com/hiking/silver_falls.cfm

We will keep a nice, steady pace. We will make frequent stops to enjoy the scenery and take pictures. If you are one of these people that do not make frequent stops (destination/mission hiker), this hike may not be right for you. Please be in at least reasonable shape.

Here is the web link brochure. If you need maps, you can print this out:

http://www.oregonstateparks.org/images/pdf/silverfalls_trailmap.pdf

Hiking time: Approx 4-6 hours depending on the pace.

Distance: 6.9 miles round trip

Elevation gain: 700 feet

Difficulty: Moderate

Bring: 2 liters of water, ten essentials, good hiking boots, non cotton clothing, sun screen, lunch, snacks. Trekking poles and gaiters are optional.

If you need transportation out to Silver Falls State Park, the first meeting place will be at Tualitin Park and Ride (across from Bridgeport Village (8:00AM):

Interstate 5 south to exit 290. Turn right onto Lower Boones Ferry Road (which turns into Bridgeport Rd). Drive straight through intersection of Lower Boones Ferry Road and SW 72nd Avenue. (The park and ride area is across the street from Bridgeport Village.)

Interstate 5 north to exit 290. Turn left onto Lower Boones Ferry Road. Drive straight through intersection of Lower Boones Ferry Road (which turns into Bridgeport Rd.) and SW 72nd Avenue. (The park and ride area is across the street from Bridgeport Village.)

We will meet at the South parking lot.

If you do not want to meet up at Tualitin Park and Ride and want to meet up at Silver Falls State Park, here is the direction:

From Interstate 5 exit 253 in Salem, drive 10 miles east on North Santiam Highway 22, turn left at a sign for Silver Falls Park, and follow Highway 214 for 16 miles to the park entrance sign at South Falls.

Coming from the north, exit Interstate 5 at Woodburn and follow Highway 214 southeast through Silverton 30 miles.

In the South Falls parking complex, follow signs to Picnic Area C, and park at the far end of the lot.

Fee: there is a five dollar fee per car to pay to visit the park.

Suggested donation of 7-10 dollars to carpool drivers or based on MPG on a person's car.

If you have any questions, please message me. Thank you. I am looking forward to hosting and leading this hiking event. Also meeting people and breaking the ice.

This will be a good way to start the Christmas weekend.

PARTICIPATE AT YOUR OWN RISK; Northwest Wilderness Group organizers are volunteers. We come prepared to lead you on a trail or off trail hike but assume no liability for your safety getting to or from the trailhead or on the hike. In case of accident, illness, or other incapacity, hikers must pay for their own medical and/or evacuation expenses, whether or not the hiker has specifically authorized them.

The RSVP will open on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Thanks.

 

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  • VV

    One of the best

    1 · December 22, 2012

  • Nancy A.

    Perfect! Great hike with fun people and weather cooperated nicely!

    1 · December 22, 2012

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    Excellent!!!! A good way to start Thanksgiving Christmas weekend. The waterfalls looking sharp with a lot of precipitation. Thank you for coming out and making this hike magnificent. I will see you on the next hike.

    December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I missed the meetup. Didn't wake up with time enough to meet up. Too much fun listening to music last night. I hope you all had the time of your lives! Merry Christmas one and all.

    1 · December 22, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I will be at Tualatin Park and Ride by 8

    December 21, 2012

  • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

    I want to remind that you signed up for Silver Falls hike tomorrow. Looks like the weather forecast is going to be little rain in the morning and mostly cloudy. http://www.accuweather.com/en/us/silverton-or/97381/weather-forecast/340255

    If you are not able to attend, please unRSVP so others on the waiting list can sign up. Make sure you are well-prepared for this event. Please dress according to the weather forecast.

    Please tell me where are you going to meet at? Tualitin Park and Ride or the trailhead? So I can get a good count where everyone is going to be at.

    If you have any questions, please do not hestitate to contact me. If you get lost and need to get a hold of me via cell phone, you can personally message me. I am looking forward to hiking with you and the group.

    Chatchay

    December 21, 2012

    • Nancy A.

      I will be at the Tualatin Park and Ride\

      1 · December 21, 2012

  • Claire

    Would anyone like to carpool from N/NE PDX?

    December 15, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      It looks like we are coming from too entirely different areas so I don't think I carpooling will work for us. Sorry. I hope someone else lives closer. Thank you.

      December 16, 2012

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      I am coming from SE Portland.

      December 18, 2012

  • Todd M.

    What would be a reasonable time to meet the group at the trail head that morning?

    December 17, 2012

  • Theresa P.

    Aw, dang! I missed the RSVP!!

    December 18, 2012

  • Kathy

    I want to go...I want to go...I want to go...I want to go...but I always miss the open date. I'm an organizer now. I am thinking about doing a snowshoe this weekend.

    1 · December 5, 2012

    • Robert R.

      I'd go with you this weekend but I have the weekend duty at work.

      2 · December 5, 2012

    • Chatchay Ramone de la M.

      Kathy - set your alarm for 8am on Saturday, December 15.

      1 · December 5, 2012

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