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Pictures from Silver Falls

Silver Falls consists of several hiking trails or one long 9 mile loop where you can view ten waterfalls and walk behind four of them. Yes, I took the long way around! I started out at the South Falls and though it doesn't look like there's much water in the creek at the top of the falls,

heading down the trail, you see there's more than it looks like. I have to go back in April or May during the rainy season.

This is the first one you can walk behind

and a view from the other side.

Frenchie Falls wasn't on the map and was pretty much dried up by this time of year.

A lot of stairs heading down the trail to the Lower South Falls,

which you can also walk behind.

Lower South Falls from the other side. And once again, not much water left at the end of summer.

Next along the trail is Lower North Falls

and Drake Falls

I was told that Winter Falls was dried up and so didn't hike to that one. I found out later that it's right off the Rim Trail so I saved myself an extra mile hike!
Double Falls is also on a short side trail. Can you make out the smaller falls clear up at the very top?

Middle North Falls is the third waterfall along the loop that you can walk behind.

It's a dead end trail so you have to backtrack your route a little ways.

Not far though.

Twin Falls is next on the loop

Almost like a natural jacuzzi though I bet that water is way too cold!

I finally got to the last one, North Falls, kind of tired and ready to call it a day.

This is the last one you can walk behind. The picture above shows the trail deep beneath that rock overhang.

Then it's just a little over a 2.5 mile hike back along the Rim Trail to get back to where you parked your car...or truck, in my case!
A nice cool hike in the forest (if you could see it through the trees!)

I spent the morning with the kids at the park. No school already for whatever reason.


( 2 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 25th, 2008 01:26 pm (UTC)
Lovely photos!
Sep. 25th, 2008 03:43 pm (UTC)
A good time was had by all! (me, myself & I) ☺
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