8 Waterfall in 7 miles!

Today we finally went on our first hike since we arrived in Portland. We also made some new friends through a mutual friend who were nice enough to take us to Silver Falls State Park!  This is known as the “crown jewel” as far as Oregon state parks go because it features a whopping 10 waterfalls all within a 7.2 mile trail!

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The park is less than 1.5 hours south east of Portland and is a fine example of a Cascadian forest with Douglas Firs, ferns, and a carpet of moss on just about everything.

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I’m not sure I’ll ever get tired of PNW aesthetic. So beautiful! Ok, now on to some waterfalls.

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These guys are massive!

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Where is all this water coming from?!

 

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How are there this many waterfalls so close together?!

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Unfortunately, one of the trails was closed, so we only saw 8 of the 10 but that gives us a reason to come back. The last one, South Falls, was probably my favorite so I’ll wrap up today’s post with photos of that.

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The path behind the waterfall was a lot of fun too.

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Wow, what a good first hike. Special thanks to Jarrett, Rey, and Dañell.

 

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