Park Activities

  • Explore more than 9,000 acres of spectacular Douglas-fir, Western Hemlock, Oregon grape, sword fern, wildflowers and the remnants of old growth forest.
  • Wildlife viewing is experienced throughout the park. Look for Pacific black-tail deer, black bear, coyotes and cougars, as well as many species of birds.
  • Trail of Ten Falls – See ten magnificent waterfalls on this 8.7-mile hike along a National Recreation Trail.
  • Silver Falls State Park Trail Guide
  • Horse, Hiking and Mountain Biking Trails – The park has more than 25 miles of multi-use trails.  Among the most scenic are those of Rackett Ridge, Perimeter and Buck Mountain loop. Please observe restricted use signs and follow proper trail etiquette. Click here for video.
  • Dog-friendly Trails – Leashed dogs are allowed on the 3-mile Rim Trail in addition to the park’s 25 miles of multi-use trails.  Silver Falls SP also has an unfenced, off-leash, exercise area.  Please note: dogs are not allowed on the Canyon, Maple, Ridge, Waterfall and Winter Trails.
  • Bike Path – A four-mile paved bike path starts from the overnight campground and follows Silver Creek to South Falls Lodge. Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center offers complimentary use of mountain bikes for its guests.
  • New Catamount Bike Trail The Wormhole Trail and Advanced Drops features at Silver Falls State Park OPENING SEPTEMBER 14th, 2019!
  • Fishing – Silverton Reservoir and Silver Creek upstream from the reservoir to the  confluence of North and South Forks of Silver Creek.  Open mid-April – Oct., 2 trout limit/day, 8-inch min.  Limited to artificial flies and lures, per zone regulations. Small black fur jigs (wooly buggers, ants) and flashy lures seem to work. Source: Oregon Fishing Forum.
  • Swim beach is located in South Falls day use area along Silver Creek.
  • Disc golf, lawn games, bicycles, and more are available for lodging groups are available at the Conference Center.
  • Park interpretive programs – Join a guided nature walk or go to a nighttime campfire program.
  • Kids – Become a Jr. Ranger.
  • FitKid® – Kids earn prizes by having fun outdoors and making healthy choices.  Visit the Lodge Cafe to learn more.

Events

  • Annual Easter Brunch Celebration: Our most popular event of the year. It’s a tradition for many families to come and enjoy.
  • Mother’s Day Brunch: Join us at the Big Leaf Dining Hall celebrating the most important woman in your life.
  • Wildflower and Birding Festival: The Saturday before Mother’s Day each year in the South Falls Day Use Area
  • Father’s Day: Join us for BBQ specials at South Falls Lodge Café, no reservation required
  • Pioneer Days: Mid-July each year at the South Falls Day Use Area
  • 4th of July: Join us for BBQ specials at South Falls Lodge Café, no reservation required
  • Thanksgiving Dinner: On Thanksgiving Day each year, at Big Leaf Dining Hall in the Conference Center area of the park. Reservations open 6 weeks before the holiday
  • Silver Falls Christmas Festival: The second Saturday in December each year

In the Area

  • Oregon Garden, Concerts in the Garden, Silverton
  • Gallon House Covered Bridge, Silverton
  • Silverton County Museum & So. Pacific RR Depot, Silverton
  • Silverton National Historic District
  • Silverton Murals Tour
  • Silverton Art Galleries
  • St. Boniface Catholic Church, Sublimity
  • Silver Falls Vineyards, Sublimity
  • Silver Falls Ale House, Silverton
  • Mt Angel Abbey and Seminary, St. Benedict
  • Queen of Angels Monastery, Mt. Angel
  • St. Mary’s Gothic Church, Mt. Angel
  • Stayton-Jordan Covered Bridge, Stayton
  • Santiam Golf Club, Stayton
  • Historic Downtown Aumsville Walking Tour
  • Turner Historic Tabernacle
  • Elkhorn Valley Golf Course, Lyons

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