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Shellburg Falls

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

Shellburg Falls (Steve Hart)
The lower trail junction (Steve Hart)
Shellburg Falls through the mossy branches (Steve Hart)
The grotto behind Shellburg Falls (Steve Hart)

Height: 100 feet



Shellburg Falls is a classic Santiam area waterfall. At first glance it looks a lot like North Falls in Silver Falls State Park. The forest is more open in the Shellburg area and is dominated by maples, rather than the firs near North Falls.

A short side trail leads down through a canopy of mossy maples to a viewpoint near the base of the falls. The main trail circles behind the falls in a large natural grotto, before coming out on the other side and climbing a new staircase toward the Upper Shellburg Falls Trailhead.

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