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South Falls Viewpoint

From Oregon Hikers Field Guide

South Falls from the viewpoint (Steve Hart)
Benches carved from logs (Steve Hart)
The start of the Maple Ridge Trail (Steve Hart)


The most common "hike" in Silver Falls State Park is the stroll the tourists make to this viewpoint. This is a great introduction to the waterfalls and history of the park. From here, the interplay between the water and the lava flows is very obvious. Benches and stone walls enhance the scene.

Nearby is the start of the Maple Ridge Trail, an often overlooked path in Silver Falls State Park. It provides an alternate loop for hikers that aren't up to the complete Trail of Ten Falls Loop Hike. This trail junction is where the Maple Ridge Trail meets the Canyon Trail near the South Falls Lodge. Both trails here are paved with a modern brick surface.

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