Silver Falls State Park – 5/198

State Park #5 of 198!

Silver Falls is one of the hikes that had been on my top 10 list since moving back to Oregon. I enjoyed it as a child and I wanted my kids to be able to experience the wonders as well. This day, we went on the shorter hike to see 3 of the 10 waterfalls. There is a 9-mile hike in which you can see all 10 waterfalls, but that was a little too much for our day.

Are you interested going on hikes to see waterfalls in Oregon?? Watch the video below for more information about this State Park.


Silver Falls State Park Website


East of Salem and Silverton, Oregon

Parking Fees:

$5 per car Day Use Parking Permit. Some parking kiosks do not accept credit cards, so try to bring cash just in case. Or, you can purchase an annual pass here for $30.

Personal Experience:

  • Beauty = A+
  • Kid Friendly = A
  • Fees = $5
  • Facilities = B (Some challenges with parking and long lines for the bathrooms)

Book Sources:

More Resources:

Full Oregon State Park Video Playlist

Silver Falls Full Hike Video

Our Story:

I’m an adventurous soul who feels most at home surrounded by trails, trees, and water. Hiking is my peace and meditation, and I am so glad to be sharing this with the whole family. In Spring of 2022, our family took a weekend trip to the Oregon Coast and it was just as I remembered it when I was young. Breathtaking beauty, misty rain, and vast greenery. We visited several locations down the central coast that weekend and I craved more. We passed so many State Parks that looked intriguing, but I knew nothing about them, so I bought a book about the Oregon State Parks for future trip planning. When I was reading the book I realized… I want to see then ALL! So the family decided to embark on the adventure of visiting every State Park in Oregon (and hopefully moving on to Washington after).

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