Amazing photos of an amazing place – Silver Falls Oregon – The Lower South Falls

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Silver Falls State Park in Oregon has to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. The Lower South Falls is only one of the 10 featured falls at Silver Falls State Park, but this park isn't for weak hearted.

To get to this fall you have to take a mile hike and the first 2/10 of a mile are very steep and take you by the South Falls and then another 8/10 of a mile hike with another 85 step drop to the falls. But the falls are a beautiful site as you can see from the photos below. This 93 foot fall is an amazing place to take photos, but the hike back I'm sure, has killed some! It was the last of the large hikes my two youngest kids took on the vacation because it was just too much.

If that way isn't for you, you can take a little lighter way going down the Maple Ridge Trail to the Canyon Trail. It is a little longer, but a little less steep. As far as I'm concerned it is one of the falls on the trail you don't want to miss.


This is a picture of my family behind the Lower South Falls

Silver Falls just celebrated in 75th anniversary as a park on Saturday the 13th and the plans for the park over the next year are extensive. From what I understand the long term plans are to make the falls handicap accessible, which I think is a neat idea. But, I will miss the natural feel of the park that it will have to lose with the paving of many of the hiking trails.

If you are ever in Oregon this is certainly one of the most beautiful stops, but it is more than a one day venture for sure, unless you are in the absolute best shape.




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Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, Property Management

Todd, Silver Falls looks like a wonderful place!  Mother Nature sure does beautiful work!

Sep 16, 2008 03:34 AM #1
Hope Goss
Ventura Property Shoppe - Ventura, CA
Ventura Real Estate

I was there about 20 years ago and still remember how beautiful it is.  I hope to make it back there someday.

Sep 16, 2008 03:39 AM #2
Rebecca Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

Good morning Todd,

These are amazing pictures...I can see why you feel the "hike" is so worth it...I guess once you're there and this is before appreciate the effort it took...Thank you for sharing...

Sep 16, 2008 04:00 AM #3
Carey Pott
January Financial - Foothill Ranch, CA

Silver Falls looks absolutely idyllic! Thank you for sharing your photos.

Sep 16, 2008 04:01 AM #4
Larry Bettag
Larry Bettag - Cherry Creek Mortgage - Saint Charles, IL
Regional Vice-President

Great are still absent from the photos....are you hiding?  Our family loves hiking.  Thanks.

Sep 16, 2008 05:31 AM #5
Leslie Stewart
Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals - Stayton, OR
Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker

Silver Falls is one of my favorite places.  Did you know the new movie "Twilight" was filmed her last year?  It comes out in December.  My daughter, Kendra and I are anxiously awaiting its release.  My other daughter Kelsey ran cross country last year in high school and there is a heck of a course for the kids to run here. 

Great Photos and the hike is worth it!

Sep 16, 2008 06:15 AM #6
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon

Todd- Hiking is great exercise and fun...I just want to stay on the trail. My family always wants to divert. The pictures were great and it looks like you had a wonderful time.

Sep 16, 2008 07:11 AM #7
Charles McDonald
Charlottesville Real Estate Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Blogger, Principal Broker®, Owner

What a place! Today my wife and I hiked in a new area (I forgot my camera) shame on me!!!

your friend in Charlottesville!

Sep 16, 2008 08:38 AM #8
Mandi Perkins
Pioneer Title Agency - Pinetop Lakeside, AZ

What a beautiful area!!

Sep 16, 2008 10:03 AM #9
Mark Hall
Elite Realty NW - Keller Williams, Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Homes for Sale Vancouver Washington

Looks like an awesome trip. Glad you snuck out to blog though!

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Sep 16, 2008 11:53 AM #10
Sharon Paxson
Arbor Real Estate - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate - Arbor Real Estate

Todd - what a beautiful area, and the hike sounds awesome. I love hiking in the mountains!

Sep 16, 2008 12:19 PM #11
Stacey Pierce
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson - Manhattan, NY

I've heard how beautiful Oregon is. It truly is on my Bucket List!! Cool pics......





Sep 16, 2008 03:48 PM #12
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Roberta - Yes, she does!

Hope - It is a great time to come now as it is about 75 and not a cloud in the sky! Hurry before it changes and becomes only rain in the sky.

Sep 16, 2008 04:08 PM #13
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Rebecca - Getting to the falls was the easy part, it is trying to get back to your camping spot or car that was the hard part. (LOL)

January Financial- It really is and wait until I share the other falls with you.

Sep 16, 2008 05:19 PM #14
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Larry - Yes, I am! I can't fit in the picture frame and I'm not ready to reveal Todd 2.0 yet. (LOL)

Leslie - I will have to check out that film when it comes out. That is funny the Cross Country invitational was going on why we were there and I kinda stopped off and watched some of it, so I could relive my cross country days 20 years 15 years (That sounds better) early.

Sep 16, 2008 05:21 PM #15
Pippa Mac
Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring - The Woodlands, TX
The Woodlands TX Real Estate

Definitely a spectacular waterfall and the hike is gorgeous .... aaahh, makes me miss Oregon!

Sep 17, 2008 01:12 AM #16
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Lori - As you can see from the photos, my family did divert when they had the chance, but most of the time here if you divert you are looking at a 100 foot fall and I'm pretty sure that is bad!

Charles - How do you call yourself a blogger and forget your camera (LOL)

Sep 17, 2008 04:18 AM #17
Benjamin Clark
Homebuyer Representation, Inc. - Salt Lake City, UT
Buyer's Agent - Certified Negotiation Expert

Todd - thanks for the pictures! Did you have a tripod?

Sep 17, 2008 05:05 AM #18
Respect Realty LLC
Respect Realty LLC - Milwaukie, OR
Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Mandi - It really is!

Mark - So am I (LOL)

Sep 17, 2008 05:41 AM #19
Respect Realty LLC
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Brokers - Oregon / SW Washington Real Estate

Sharon - You have so much heat down there, I don't know how you do it down there. I can't imagine hiking when it is over 100 degrees out.

Stacey - It is a great place to have on your bucket list, I promise!

Sep 17, 2008 05:41 AM #20
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