Drake Falls

Silver Falls State Park / near Salem / Marion County, Oregon, USA

Rating: 1     Difficulty: 2
Drake Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Drake Falls was a pretty diminutive 27ft falls requiring us to stand on an overlooking viewing deck protruding from the cliff to get a view of it. We found this one about 0.2 miles past the Middle North Falls turnoff. This was really just a waterfall for collectors as there were still two more waterfalls another 0.2 miles further downstream.

To our knowledge, we don't think there was a way to get closer to the waterfall (at least one that was official). Then again, we didn't really bother to try since we didn't think it would've been worth the effort anyways had there been an informal scramble to it.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Silver Falls State Park was roughly an hour's drive south of Portland, but while we were in Portland, we spent some time at the Japanese Garden thereSilver Falls State Park was roughly an hour's drive south of Portland, but while we were in Portland, we spent some time at the Japanese Garden there
A surprisingly peaceful and pleasurable part of our day in Portland included a visit to the Chinese Garden, which was an excellent precursor to our visit to Suzhou later that yearA surprisingly peaceful and pleasurable part of our day in Portland included a visit to the Chinese Garden, which was an excellent precursor to our visit to Suzhou later that year
Julie checks out Drake Falls from the viewing deckJulie checks out the falls from the viewing deck

Looking right down at Drake FallsLooking right down at the falls

Sign telling us the height of Drake FallsSign telling us the height of the falls


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


Sweep from the viewing platform


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

We started the hike that encompassed this waterfall from the Winter Falls trail. It's about a mile or so walk from the trailhead to the falls.

As for the geographical context, Portland was 42 miles (an hour drive) north of Silverton and 47 miles (also an hour drive) north of Salem.


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ITINERARIES

For more information about our itineraries involving this waterfall, check out the following links.




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MAP OF THE FALLS



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TRIP REPORTS

For more information about our experiences with this waterfall, check out the following travel stories.




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TRIP PLANNING RESOURCES





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NEARBY WATERFALLS




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