Rangers at Silver Falls State Park are working hard to restore trails to safe conditions after last week’s heavy snow and rains. More than fifteen large trees cross the trail, and fallen limbs litter all 8.5 miles. A handful of railings and bridges must be repaired, and, in some places, erosion has wiped the trail away completely.
As of Monday, all trails in the park are closed due to hazardous conditions. Work is beginning in the South Falls area, and the park hopes to open this area by the end of the week. It might be a couple of months before the entire Trail of Ten Falls loop is reopened. Check the park’s website for updates: www.oregonstateparks.org/park_211.php