Thursday, October 20, 2011

Day Trips from Le Puy - Silver Falls State Park

South Falls
Autumn is here and we have seen a slowing of guests during the weekdays.  We took the opportunity to try out a day trip from Le Puy ourselves.  Silver Falls State Park is Oregon's largest State Park and is located 1.5 hours from the inn, east of Salem.  The park is beautiful with several options for shorter to longer hikes, bike trails and pet friendly trails.  The Trail of Ten Falls is just under 9 miles and is an easy hike with lots of photographic scenes.  The highlight is walking behind several of the waterfalls.  Autumn is one of the best times to visit - the leaves are changing and fluttering down the canyons, floating on the pools of water at the base of these majestic falls.

South Falls from trail behind it

South Falls

Lower South Falls

Lower South Falls from behind the falls

Trail behind the falls

Me and Andy

Lower North Falls

Double Falls

North Falls

North Falls

North Falls

North Falls from behind

at North Falls viewpoint

North Falls seen from Rim Trail

perfect end to a perfect day!

For more information:
Trail Map:
Oregon State Park site: