Hike the Trail of Ten Falls Loop

8.7 miles 1300 ft gain  - Loop Trail

Added by Jhamil Bader

10 gorgeous waterfalls throughout one hike.

The unique feature of South Falls, Lower South Falls, and Middle North Falls are the paths that pass behind the falls providing an amazing visual and auditory experience; however, be sure to have a good bag for your equipment to avoid water damage and a decent jacket (preferably water-resistant). One should be cautious when walking behind the waterfalls as the ground can be slippery or icy depending on the season and can cause falls.

The hike, along with the two offshoots is easily to complete within 2-3 hours even with stopping to shoot and can be done at most levels of fitness. There is also a 4-mile bike trail if you wish to do some cycling while you're there. If you're looking to learn a bit of Oregon's history or want a bite to eat, the South Falls Lodge is open most days from 11 am to 6pm.

If you are a snack person, bringing along some almonds, trail mix, apple slices or other such goodies make the 2-3 hour hike much more enjoyable. At least 1 water bottle’s worth of water is recommended per person as well.

It’s best to arrive between 7 am and 8 am for the optimum lighting conditions and to avoid crowds. Pets are allowed in most areas of the park including the picnic areas, but are prohibited on the trails.

Location Coordinates: 44.856389, -122.608611

Read More

Tags

Photography
Hiking
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Forest
Picnic Area
Scenic
Waterfall

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating: 

🥇Top Contributor

about 4 years ago

Wow!

This place is incredible! Fall colors were amazing, lots of people tho. Well worth the visit!

So Beautiful!!

Beautiful hike.

Explorer

🥇Top Contributor

over 4 years ago

Summer Not Ideal

I camp at this campground every summer and do the hike. I didn't realize how weak the waterfalls are in the summer until I visited in the late fall one year. These falls are awesome during the fall/winter months because they are raging with water. If you opt to do this adventure, I would do it in the fall!

Stay Nearby

Scotts Mills, Oregon

The Guest House At Crooked Finger Farms

A Peaceful Oregon Retreat. A 100-Year Old Farm Steeped in History. Freedom is one of the first things you'll experience here on Crooked Finger Farms. Freedom to dig your fingers into the rich, frag...

From $220/night

Scotts Mills, Oregon

Crooked Finger Farms

A Peaceful Oregon Retreat. A 100-Year Old Farm Steeped in History. Freedom is one of the first things you'll experience here on Crooked Finger Farms. Freedom to dig your fingers into the rich, frag...

From $470/night

Scotts Mills, Oregon

Bali House

A Peaceful Oregon Retreat. A 100-Year Old Farm Steeped in History. Freedom is one of the first things you'll experience here on Crooked Finger Farms. Freedom to dig your fingers into the rich, frag...

From $155/night

Scotts Mills, Oregon

2015 'Retro' Airstream

A Peaceful Oregon Retreat. A 100-Year Old Farm Steeped in History. Freedom is one of the first things you'll experience here on Crooked Finger Farms. Freedom to dig your fingers into the rich, frag...

From $110/night

Nearby Adventures

  • Camp in Silver Falls State Park

    If you're thinking of hiking the Trail of Ten Falls Loop and staying overnight, there are 42 tent campsites (available from April – Oct) as well as 14 rustic cabins. With multiple beds, heat, electricity, a covered porch, and a small fridge, they ...

    8.7 miles 1300 ft gain

  • Hike to Shellburg Falls

    The hike, including the initial 1.25 mile gravel road to the trailhead, is easy to complete within 1-2 hours and only requires a moderate level of fitness. Snacks and water are recommended. Trailhead: 44.806001, -122.62546. Being remote, there are...

    3.7 miles 520 ft gain

  • Short Hike to Abiqua Falls

    This trail is unmarked and a little rough and rugged. The land is privately owned by Mount Angel Abbey, but they don't appear to have problems with courteous hikers. Walking out of the parking area back up the road in the direction you came from, ...

    1 miles 180 ft gain

  • Short Hike to Upper Butte Creek Falls

    From Scott Mills Follow Crooked Finger RD NE for 13.3 Miles to the Upper Butte Creek Trailhead. The last 2-3 miles or so is gravel road with some potholes but most cars shouldn't have a problem.The path down to the falls starts near the bathrooms...

    0.6 miles 100 ft gain