It had been quite a few years since I walked here.
Silver Falls State Park is just east of Salem, Oregon.
As you will see it is quite beautiful.
When my sister and I started walking on this paved trail
I thought, oh this will be easy.
By the time we reached the south falls it was no longer paved,
but we continued on.
Isn't it gorgeous?
The trail takes you under the rock cliff and
behind the falls to the other side.
Old growth trees surrounded us.
When we reached this second falls I wasn't sure if I
should turn back or go forward.
Each way was climbing down steep stairs and
then having to climb back up a steep trail.
We kept moving forward and under another falls we went.
Finally we made it back to the beginning where we sat by this creek
for a much deserved lunch.
This is the park lodge, which looked very welcoming.
All in all it was about 2.5 miles of beautiful surroundings
and perfect weather.
You can't see from my pictures, but there were many people
out enjoying the early Autumn at the park.
Again I encourage you to keep on walking.
The way may be rough at times, but oh so worth it.