Cool unnamed cascades at Silver Falls State Park, Oregon. Copyright © Frank Kovalchek. Image used under Creative Commons 2.0 License.

Silver Falls State Park is located about 20 miles southeast of Salem, Oregon.  It is the largest state park in Oregon with an area of more than 9,000 acres and includes more than 24 miles of walking trails.  Its 8.7-mile Canyon Trail runs along the banks of Silver Creek and strolls by ten waterfalls, from which the park received its name.  Four of the ten falls have an amphitheater-like surrounding that allows the trail to pass behind the flow of the falls.  The park’s most visited waterfall is South Falls, a 177-foot cascade.  Remote Double Falls is the highest waterfall in the park, plunging 178 feet in a small tributary side canyon deep within the Silver Creek Canyon.  (Source: Wikipedia, Image: Frank Kovalchek)

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