Silver Falls Tour Route

A pleasing detour for I-5 travelers, this 55-mile/89-kilometer pastoral route loops through a verdant park filled with waterfalls and rolling farmlands with distant views of the Coast and Cascade mountain ranges. More

Silverton

Fifteen miles from Salem along Hwy. 213, Silverton is Oregon’s Garden City. Stroll through the Oregon Garden, still growing at 80-plus acres. Then head to Silver Falls State Park, which has several miles of trails where you can see up to 10 waterfalls on foot, horseback or bicycle. Take time to view the colorful outdoor murals and visit the art galleries that call this quaint town home.

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What are some good drives to see waterfalls that are just a short hike from the road?

Thanks for the question!  There are some very easy-to-follow routes for waterfall lovers.  I recommend you either order a free copy of the Oregon Scenic Byways magazine or view it online as it really outlines the routes with beautiful pictures.  As far as the time of year, there will be more water at other times…

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