Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

Having given up on Mount Hood, and with iffy weather for touring the Oregon side of the Columbia, I made my way to Portland. Once the weather cleared, I made a side trip to Silver Falls, which is about a 70 mile drive out of Portland.

I had hoped that the rain would have replentished the falls, but it proved not be by a significant amount. Still, I had a great hike around on "Trail of 10 falls", followed by a bike ride of the inner trail system. The falls are of varying size and height, and must really be spectacular in the springtime. Several allow the trail to pass behind them, which can be quite dramatic. I highly recommend this park, but plan your visit for spring time.

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