||Hike Type: kid-friendly, historic hot springs, impressive waterfall||Pass: National Park Pass|
|Distance: 2.7 mi loop||Duration: 2 hrs||Difficulty Level: Easy|
|Snow-Free: May – Nov||High point: 2,200 feet||Elevation Gain: 350 feet|
Features: kid-friendly, historic hot springs, an impressive waterfall
Careening over a series of ledges before plunging 40 feet into a deep blue pool, Silver Falls is a dramatic sight. And it’s easily accessible. A very short trail leads to it from SR 123. But the best way to experience this cascading spectacle on the Ohanapecosh River is by hiking to it on a delightful loop from the Ohanapecosh Visitors Center. En route you’ll pass the site of an old hot springs resort, some big old trees, an overhanging mossy ledge, and perhaps a surprise or two.