Silver Falls is one of the best waterfalls, in terms of both aesthetics and splendor, in Oregon's Coast Range. Small Silver Creek plunges over an odd-shaped domed protrusion of bedrock, framed by conical buttresses, into a large mass of boulders. The freefall totals about 150 feet, but there is another 25-30 feet of cascades among the large boulders below (which doesn't really count, in my mind). During the summer, Silver Creek shrivels up, and runs very close to dry, but it does appear to flow year round. The falls are located within a rustic state park, adorned by a small trail system and a nice picnic area at the trailhead.
- Silver Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Located in Golden and Silver Falls State Park, east of Coos Bay. From downtown Coos Bay, follow Highway 101 south to the signed turn for Eastside, Coos River and the park. Turn left here, and proceed 24 miles to the end of the road, following signs, first for the town of Alleghany, then for the state park, at all major junctions. Once at the park, there are two trails which lead to the falls. The best starts on the south side of Silver Creek, and leads to the falls in 5 minutes. The other is on the opposite side of the creek, and also leads to the falls in about 5 minutes.