Twin Falls

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

Rating: 1     Difficulty: 2
Twin Falls

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INTRODUCTION

Twin Falls seemed to be one of the more ordinary waterfalls amongst the ten major ones that we managed to see while visiting Silver Falls State Park. This one was short as it was tumbling probably around 20-25ft. However, it had pretty good flow and it was split in the middle by a rock that yielded the dual side-by-side property of the falls that caused it to earn its name.

There was a railing along the rim of its hard-rock layer supporting this waterfall, but the view from here wasn't very good. Perhaps the most interesting views were along the Trail of Ten Falls between the Winter Falls junction and this waterfall (roughly 0.3 miles to the east of the junction). Unfortunately as you can see from the photo at the top of this page, we had to contend with lots of foliage getting in the way of this view.

Overall, we hiked about 0.5 miles from the Winter Falls car park, crossed the bridge, and then turned right and walked another 0.3 miles before we finally saw this waterfall.




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PHOTO JOURNAL

Side view of Twin Falls from the railingSide view of Twin Falls from the railing
Twin Falls was one of several Silver Falls State Park waterfalls, which was roughly over an hour or so's drive south of Portland, which itself is shown here during the cherry blossomTwin Falls was one of several Silver Falls State Park waterfalls, which was roughly over an hour or so's drive south of Portland, which itself is shown here during the cherry blossom
Way to the west of Salem, OR is the Oregon Coast, which struck us with its wild beauty such as this photo taken from a lookout at Cape MearesWay to the west of Salem, OR is the Oregon Coast, which struck us with its wild beauty such as this photo taken from a lookout at Cape Meares
Distant view of Twin Falls from the Trail of Ten FallsDistant view of the falls from the Trail of Ten Falls. Notice the mossy branches here attesting to the high degree of moisture in this area

Focused view of Twin Falls through some foliageFocused view of the falls through some foliage

The more-or-less official viewpoint of Twin FallsThe more-or-less official viewpoint of this waterfall


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VIDEOS OF THE FALLS


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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

The way we visited this falls was from the Winter Falls car park. See that page for driving directions to the trailhead.

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

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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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