Silver Falls is one of the prettiest spots in Oregon! We'll hike the Trail of Ten Falls one-way, starting at the North Falls, leaving a shuttle car at South Falls. The hike is about 5 miles, and really does pass 10 different waterfalls. The trail goes behind two of the falls. A highlight for me is the "tree casts" in the ceiling of the cave behind the falls where the lava hardened around a tree millions of years ago. Plus, the waterfalls themselves are pretty spectacular at this time of year too.
This is a fairly easy hike, suitable for children, but dogs aren't allowed. It costs $5 per car to enter the park. The park is located 26 miles east of Salem, or about a 1 1/2 hour drive from Eugene.
Bring something for lunch, and some water. I'll bring my Steri-Pen to purify the creek water if we need it (tastes great).
I'm planning a leisurely hike, stopping at all the falls and taking lots of pictures. There's just too much to see to rush through it.
The park has a nice campground with RV and tent sites if you want to make a weekend of it. For more information on the park, click HERE