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Silver Falls offers numerous recreation opportunities including hiking, horseback riding, fishing, picnicking, swimming, biking, viewing scenery, and viewing interpretive sites.<\/p>

The Canyon Trail is a nationally recognized trail system that leads hikers along the banks of the north and south forks of Silver Creek. It takes you to ten majestic water falls, ranging from the grand South Falls (177 feet), to the delicate Drake Falls (27 feet). Four of these falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding where you can walk behind the falls and feel the misty, crisp spray.<\/p>\r\n

The park has over 25 miles of trails for hiking (14 miles of horse trails). Pets are welcome on all but 5 miles. Because the canyon trail is narrow and bordered by sharp drop-offs in spots, bicycles, skate boards, in-line skates and pets are not allowed on the canyon trail. If you have any questions about which trails will accommodate pets, check with park staff.<\/p>\r\n

At Silver Falls, you will find unique group camping areas like the Old and New Ranch buildings, Silver Creek Youth Camp, North Falls trailer and tent areas, RV, cabin and tent camping in the overnight campground. Additional cabin rentals and complete group accommodations can be found at Silver Falls Conference Center.<\/p>\r\n

Guided daytime horse trail rides for people of all abilities are available from Memorial Day to Labor Day for a fee. For more information or to make special arrangements, contact the park.<\/p>\r\n

Vital stats: A small fee or annual pass are required for day-use of the park. The campground offers 54 electrical sites, 51 tent sites (maximum site 60 feet; sites are closed Oct. 31-Apr. 15); group tent areas (3 areas); group RV areas(2 areas); horse campsites (5 sites with corrals; closed Oct. 31-Apr. 15); and 14 cabins. The campground offers showers.<\/p><\/p>","post_name":"silver-falls-state-park","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.8512","lng":"-122.646","distance":"1.0","permalink":"\/see-do\/natural-wonders\/forests-parks-refuges\/state-parks\/silver-falls-state-park\/","terms":"a State Park<\/a>\r\n\t\t\t\t\t\t (within Recreation<\/a>)"},{"ID":"110593","post_title":"Silver Falls State Park","post_content":"

Oregon's largest state park features full-service facilities with hiking trails and spectacular views of waterfalls. Some of Oregon's best remaining, low-elevation old-growth conifer forest is found here. Spotted, Barred, and Great Gray Owls all occur in the park, along with Northern Pygmy-Owl, Western Screech-Owl, and Northern Saw-whet Owl. Other specialties include Sooty and Ruffed Grouse, Red-breasted Sapsucker, Hammond's and Pacific-slope Flycatchers, American Dipper, Hermit Warbler, Western Tanager, and Band-tailed Pigeon. The Park is also featured as a site on the Oregon Cascades Birding Trail.

Directions:<\/strong> From Silverton go SE on Hwy 214 (Silver Falls Hwy) approx 12 mi to park. GPS 44 52.55 N, 122 39.25 W.<\/p>\r\n

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Prior to 1986, the Jordan Bridge spanned Thomas Creek in neighboring Linn County several miles east of Scio. The original bridge location had once been the site for a dam, a cheese factory, two mills and a general store.

Patterned after the Jordan Bridge, which spanned Thomas Creek, east of Scio it was moved to Pioneer Park in 1988, but burned in 1994. The current Stayton-Jordan Bridge is newly rebuilt.<\/p>","post_name":"the-stayton-jordan-covered-bridge","post_type":"resource","slug":"recreation","name":"Recreation","lat":"44.8005","lng":"-122.749","distance":"7.6","permalink":"\/see-do\/oregon-heritage\/covered-bridges\/the-stayton-jordan-covered-bridge\/","terms":"an
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