Golden and Silver Falls State Natural Area

  Emergency Closure 01/16/19
PARTIAL TRAIL CLOSURE Two of the three trails will be closed until summer. Park staff removed a damaged footbridge after a tree fell on it in January. Trails to the base and top of Golden Falls are closed. For your safety, we ask that you observe and respect the Trail Closed signs.The picnic area, restroom and Silver Falls trail remain open.

Major Features & Activities

  • Blue Indicates that some, but not all, facilities are accessible.
Major Features & Activities:
  • 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.