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Silver Falls State Park, Oregon

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Silver Falls, Oregon

These links will take you to images of the stunning waterfalls of Silver Falls State Park, Oregon. Silver Falls State Park features 10 waterfalls, including South Silver Falls, the tallest at 177-feet. Several of the waterfalls empty into a large basalt amphitheaters. The park is located in a canyon in the Oregon Cascade Mountains, east of Salem. The towering basalt cliffs were laid down in different layers, separated by layers of soil. The soil has since eroded away, leaving caverns and caves behind some of the waterfalls, particularly South Silver Falls and North Silver Falls. 

 
South Silver Falls, Fall Color, Silver Fall State Park, Oregon  

South Silver Falls, Fall Color, Oregon
Vibrant fall color frames South Silver Falls, a dramatic 177-foot waterfall located in Silver Falls State Park, east of Salem, Oregon.

     
First Fall Color, South Silver Falls, Oregon  

First Fall Color, South Silver Falls, Oregon
Fall color is just beginning to show around South Silver Falls, near Salem, Oregon. Silver Falls State Park features several dramatic waterfalls. This is one of the two largest with a 177-foot plunge.

     
South Silver Falls, Golden Leaves, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

South Silver Falls, Golden Leaves, Oregon
South Silver Falls, a towering 177-foot waterfall located in Silver Falls State Park, east of Salem, Oregon, is visible through a curtain of golden maple leaves.

     
Behind South Silver Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

Behind South Silver Falls, Oregon
Bright golden fall color lines the splash pool below South Silver Falls, a 177-foot tall waterfall located in Silver Falls State Park, east of Salem, Oregon.

     
South Silver Falls and Golden Tree, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

South Silver Falls and Golden Tree, Oregon
A golden tree at the peak of fall color frames this view of South Silver Falls, one of the most dramatic waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park near Salem, Oregon. South Silver Falls is 177-feet tall.

     
North Silver Falls and Forest, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

North Silver Falls and Forest, Oregon
North Silver Falls plunges 136 feet from a basalt cliff, ranking as one of tallest waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.

     
North Silver Falls and Cavern, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

North Silver Falls and Cavern, Oregon
North Silver Falls, a 136-foot tall waterfall in Silver Falls State Park, flows in front of a basalt cavern. Ancient lava flows were separated by layers of soil, which have since eroded away, leaving behind this cavern.

     
Upper North Silver Falls, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

Upper North Silver Falls, Reflection, Oregon
Upper North Silver Falls, located near Salem, Oregon, is reflected in the river. This is one of several waterfalls in Silver Falls State Park. The falls plunge 65 feet over a basalt cliff.

     
Upper North Silver Falls, Misty, Oregon  

Upper North Silver Falls, Misty, Oregon
Heavy misty from Upper North Silver Falls coats the camera lens, providing a dreamy, soft focus effect. Upper North Silver Falls is a 65-foot tall waterfall, one of 10 located in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.

     
Small Cascade, Silver Creek, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

Small Cascade, Silver Creek, Oregon
Silver Creek forms a small cascade just above North Silver Falls in Silver Falls State Park, Oregon.

     
Golden Leaves, Silver Creek, Silver Falls State Park, Oregon  

Golden Leaves, Silver Creek, Oregon
Golden leaves at the peak of fall color surround and reflect in the North Fork Silver Creek in Silver Falls State Park, east of Salem, Oregon.

     
Tree Casts, Silver Falls, Oregon  

Tree Casts, Silver Falls, Oregon
Several tree casts are visible in the ceiling of a cave behind North Silver Falls in Oregon. The casts were formed when lava flowed through an ancient forest, forming casts around the trees before burning them.

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