Don’t Let These Stunning Views Fool You, The Golden and Silver Falls Trail In Oregon Is Actually An Easy Hike
You can rest assured that Oregon is packed with enough awe-inspiring hiking trails to last a lifetime. You might think that you can only find stunning views if you embark on a challenging, difficult trail. Trek to Golden and Silver Falls for a surprisingly easy and beautiful hike.
The trail to Golden and Silver Falls can be found in Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area, near Coos Bay, Oregon.
Several miles of winding roads, and finally a gravel road, lead to the trailhead. Go left to hike to the base of Silver Falls. Go to the right to reach Golden Falls.
The views along the trail are quite fetching here, and we didn’t have to run ourselves ragged to enjoy them!
Silver Falls is 259 feet tall. Hike up right to the base of this stunning waterfall.
This Silver Falls may be lesser known than the Silver Falls in Silver Falls State Park near Salem, Oregon. Nevertheless, this is quite the sight to behold.
Hike both to the top of the 254-foot Golden Falls, and down to the base, for two very different perspectives of the flowing waters.
The Golden Falls path splits - take the left fork to go to the top of Golden Falls, or go right to get to the base of the falls.
Visit at varying times of the year to witness contrasting colors.
If you hike to Silver Falls, and the upper and lower portions of Golden Falls, it may be close to a three-mile hike out and back, all together.
Bring your canine companion with you on the trail. Dogs can enjoy a dip in the pool at the base of a waterfall along with the rest of us.
You will find pit toilets and a picnic table at the trailhead. Spring to early summer is generally when you will see the falls at their very best, with maximum water flow.
Seize the day with this surprisingly easy and beautiful hike to Golden and Silver Falls in Oregon. And get a two-for-one deal. More waterfalls are always better, right? Visit the
Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area website or Alltrails.com for more information.
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Golden & Silver Falls State Natural Area, Glenn Creek Rd, Coos Bay, OR 97420, USA