Blog Archives

This Weekend: Birds, Wildflowers, & Mother’s Day Brunch

Saturday, May 7th

2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 1 2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 2 2016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 1 2016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 2

Sunday, May 8th

SilverFalls_MothersDay_2016_Facebook

(Limited Seating Available, Reserve Your Spot Early)
Big Leaf Dining Hall at Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center

Adults $29.95 | Seniors $27.95 | Children ages 4-12, $14.95

Advanced reservation required.
Please call (866) 575-8875 for reservations.

SilverFalls_MothersDay_2016_Menu

38th Annual Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guides

2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 1 2016 Birding & Wildflower Festival Event Guide Page 22016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 12016 Birding & Wildflower Park Interior Directions Page 2

38th Annual Birding & Wildflower Festival

Birding & Wildlflower Poster 2016

April Fools Day Hike

April Fools Day Hike Poster 2016

Talks & Hikes: March 31 – April 30

March 31-April 30, 2016 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE

Talks & Hikes: March 17-31

March 17-31, 2016 Program Flyer FULL ONLINE 1

A Thunderous Boom!

South Falls AudienceOn a misty Wednesday morning, the fallen tree above South Falls came crashing down to the pool below.

South Falls Before (Dec 8) South Falls After (Dec 9)

Check out the before and after shots of South Falls when the tree originally fell in December.  Can you see the near side tree getting a “hair cut” by its creek side neighbor?!

The Statesman Journal also captured some shots of the action:  South Falls Tree Removal

…and the trail below South Falls is now open!

Happy New Year!

First Day Hike South Falls 20162016 Kicked-off with a Healthy Hike!

44 visitors joined Ranger Steve Hernandez on a hike under South & Lower South Falls enjoying our fascinating natural history along the way.  We hope to see you all next year so you can join in on the fun and collect your [or another!] First Day Hike Pin!

Salem’s Statesman Journal also attended the hike and posted more great pictures:

  Statesman Journal First Day Hike

First Day Hike Lower South Falls 2016

First Day Hike!

First Day Hike Picture

Start your year off well by joining a guided hike with a ranger!

Who?  No minimum age but must be capable of hiking or being carried 3 miles with 270 feet elevation gain/loss

What?  Guided hike under South and Lower South Falls learning about the park’s natural history.

When?  January 1st meeting at 10 am till approximately Noon

Where?  Meet on the South Falls Lodge Porch and hike the Maple Ridge/Canyon Trail Loop

Why?  To enjoy the special place we call Silver Falls and cherish time with friends and family!

How?  No registration necessary.  For inclement weather notices regarding trail closures please check out the Silver Falls website:  Silver Falls Weblink

Spring 2016 – Available Field Trip Dates

Our Spring 2016 Field Trip Calendar will fill up fast!  Please call today to reserve your field trip date.

Interpretation Office:  (503) 874-0201

Email:  mattpalmquist@friendsofsilverfalls.net

2016 Spring Available Dates 4-4