About Winter Falls
Winter Falls plunged audibly when it was flowing beneath the Rim Trail portion of the Trail of Ten Falls.
It had a dedicated trailhead parking, which came in handy as we visited the majority of the Silver Falls State Park waterfalls from this trailhead.
This particular waterfall was said to fall and tumble from a height of about 134ft though it was difficult to capture the whole falls without a very wide angle lens.
I suspected that the name came from the fact that it might primarily flow only during the Winter months, which would make it a Winter waterfall.
However, that didn’t mean that the waterfall wouldn’t be flowing in the Spring months as evidenced by our visit in late March 2009 when we experienced a lot of healthy rain.
Towards the bottom of the initial descent from the trailhead, we were able to get somewhat frontal views of the Winter Falls but then the flanking trees alongside the trail got in our line of sight.
Winter 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.
The Winter Falls car park and trailhead is about 0.9 miles south and west of the North Falls car park along Hwy 214.
It’s just west of the distant viewpoint of North Falls.
Overall, this was a 15-mile drive (roughly 20 minutes) southeast of Silverton.
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