Lower North Falls

Silver Falls State Park / Salem, Oregon, USA

About Lower North Falls


Hiking Distance: 2.2 miles round trip
Suggested Time: 60-90 minutes

Date first visited: 2009-03-31
Date last visited: 2009-03-31

Waterfall Latitude: 44.89144
Waterfall Longitude: -122.64838

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Lower North Falls was probably the least scenic of all the waterfalls bearing the name “North Falls” in Silver Falls State Park.

This one was more of a sliding waterfall said to have a cumulative height of around 30ft with lots of fallen logs resting on its main drop.

Silver_Falls_190_03312009 - Lower North Falls in Silver Falls State Park
Lower North Falls in Silver Falls State Park

This was also probably the furthest of the waterfalls to reach on the Trail of Ten Falls regardless of which trailhead we started from.

Since we visited this waterfall from the Winter Falls car park, we had to hike a little over a mile away from that trailhead (though we did get to pass by several waterfalls on the way).

Had we come from the South Falls parking lot, we would have had to hike at least 2.3 miles or more in one direction (or about 1.3 miles from Lower South Falls).

Authorities

Lower North Falls resides in Silver Falls State Park near Salem in Marion County, Oregon. It is administered by the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. For information or inquiries about the area as well as current conditions, visit their website.

Silver_Falls_191_03312009 - Angled view of Lower North Falls with fallen logs strewn across its drop
Lower_North_Falls_001_jx_03312009 - Sign indicating the Lower North Falls' height
Lower_North_Falls_004_jx_03312009 - More direct look at the Lower North Falls
Silver_Falls_195_03312009 - Direct look at the Lower North Falls
Silver_Falls_199_03312009 - Another direct look at the Lower North Falls

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This waterfall shares the same car park as Winter Falls.

See the directions for that page to get here.

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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