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Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area

  COVID-19 Alert 05/14/20
Park and trails are open to limited daytime use. Vault restroom is open. Be prepared to turn around if crowded. Do not travel far to visit. Facilities may close without notice.
Check our Park Status Map for a list of open parks and our FAQ page for details on this decision.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoint
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)

COVID-19 UPDATE: Park and trails are open to limited daytime use. Vault restroom is open.  Note: facilities may close without notice.

 

A hidden gem in the dense coastal forests of southwest Oregon, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area may be hard to find, but it's well worth the 24-mile drive from Highway 101. The final 3-miles narrow to a one lane gravel road. The small parking and picnic area are located along the banks of Glenn and Silver Creeks and is shaded by large maple, alder, and Oregon myrtle trees. Hiking trails wind through scenic canyons to each of the waterfalls that plunge over sheer rock cliffs to moss covered boulders 100 feet below.

Hike 1.4 miles to the top of Golden Falls to get an eagle's-eye view of the cascading waterfall and giant old-growth firs and cedars.