Because of the weather, we got a bit of a late start as we headed off to Silver Falls. It was a beautiful drive through the countryside enhanced by the fall color. Along the way we saw several vineyards and many Christmas tree farms. By the time we reached the park, the rain had stopped but the cloud cover remained. That was actually a good thing as bright sunlight is not the best weather for photographing waterfalls. Silver Falls State Park consists of a series of ten waterfalls some of which are accessible by short trails and other by longer hikes. The area is like a rain forest with dense foliage and lots of water everywhere. Also enhancing the beauty of the area was the wide variety of fall colors in many of the trees and bushes.
Our first stop was North Falls overlook, a 136 foot waterfall.
|North Falls from the overlook.|
|Some fall color at the overlook|
|More fall color.|
|North Falls from behind.|
After returning to the trailhead we took the short walk to the Upper North Falls.
|Upper North Falls.|
|South Falls had a paved trail.|