This park has wonderful descriptors. It is known as the 'crown jewel' of Oregon's State Parks. It is also called the Trail of Ten Falls. With some 9,000 acres and located just 45 minutes from Salem in Oregon's Cascade Mountains it has all the ingredients to make an incredible destination get-away.
About this green color. . . The falls are located in a lush heavily forested environment. There are streams everywhere, everything is damp or wet and the overhead canopy keeps the falls in the shade most of the day. This is ideal for photography because the white waterfalls do not get blown out. When sun does shine through the foliage there are opportunities to catch back-lighting of just about anything. I felt as though someone had dropped me onto another planet!
It takes about two and a half hours to drive to Silver Falls State Park from Redland. The morning drive was magical. The ride home not so much. Here are some photos taken by Tom and Cory from the car or from a very short stop along the road.
We hope you enjoyed the hike!