Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area

  Emergency Closure 06/01/16
The road remains closed to vehicle traffic on Glenn Creek Ln., approximately 1-1.5 mile(s) from Golden & Silver Falls State Natural Area.To access the park, visitors may park near the gate closure and hike to the trails about 1.5 miles from the concrete barriers. It is important to pack drinking water. For alternate waterfall sites in the area:,
Symbols represent major park features and activities.  Blue icons mean some or all are ADA accessible.

Major Park Features:
  • Hiking Trails
  • Picnicking (ADA)
  • Fishing
  • Viewpoint
  • Vault Toilets (ADA)

A hidden gem in the dense coastal forests of southwest Oregon, Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area may be hard to find, but it's well worth the 24-mile drive from Highway 101. The final 3-miles narrow to a one lane gravel road. The small parking and picnic area are located along the banks of Glenn and Silver Creeks and is shaded by large maple, alder, and Oregon myrtle trees. Hiking trails wind through scenic canyons to each of the waterfalls that plunge over sheer rock cliffs to moss covered boulders 100 feet below.

Hike 1.4 miles to the top of Golden Falls to get an eagle's-eye view of the cascading waterfall and giant old-growth firs and cedars.