Twin Falls may be the least frequently visited waterfall in Silver Falls State Park simply by proxy of being isolated on the least frequently traveled stretch of the Canyon trail, but perhaps in a slight twist of irony it is also the least interesting and least impressive of the ten major waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park as well. Though only the 3rd shortest falls in the park, because the 31-foot tall falls can't be clearly seen from the trail the falls are not highly regarded. During the wet season North Silver Creek splits into two channels and spills down an angled basalt ledge, creating two veiling curtains. During the summer when the volume of water has been greatly reduced the creek sluices down a narrow channel on one side of the falls only and becomes nearly impossible to see due to the shape of the adjacent cliff.
- Twin Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
The waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park were discovered and named by local photographer June Drake in the late 1880's. Twin Falls was likely named because of its natural tendency to divide into two fanning veils.
Silver Falls State Park straddles Highway 214 east of Salem and can be reached from either the north or south. From Salem, exit Interstate 5 onto Highway 213 eastbound and proceed 10 miles to Silverton. In Silverton turn right (south) onto Highway 214, following signs pointing to Silver Falls State Park, and drive another 15 miles to the Winter Falls trailhead. Alternatively, from I-5 in Salem drive east on Highway 22 to its junction with Highway 214, then follow Highway 214 for just under 17 miles to Winter Falls. Hike the Winter Creek trail to the bottom of Winter Falls and beyond to the junction with the Canyon Trail in a half of a mile, then bear right and hike another third of a mile to Twin Falls. Those starting from North Falls will encounter Twin Falls about 8/10 of a mile downstream of North Falls.