Silver Creek Falls – Sublimity Oregon
One of my favorite hikes is Silver Creek Falls, its about 45 minutes from our home and you can do a short 3-mile hike and see 4-5 waterfalls along the way or do the entire loop and its about 10 miles and see close to 12 waterfalls. It’s a well-maintained trail hike and the sights are absolutely breathtaking during every season.
Just a few short weeks ago, I found myself between jobs. Very rarely do our days off, line up and we’re able to go do something outdoors together. Being out in nature with someone you love and enjoy spending time with is very therapeutic, we don’t chatter a lot while we’re hiking, we are just soaking up the silence.
Being surrounded by people in our day to day lives leaves us craving that quiet space to walk and think and climb together. Breathing in the clean air and soaking up any amount of sunshine in Oregon is one of the more amazing things we get to enjoy! It’s one we don’t take for granted because nine out of twelve months it’s RAINING or gray, but we still love it!
One can easily live in the city and within an hour be deep in nature, listening to birds chirp, squirrels rustle and a river cutting through a mountain side. It’s my favorite thing about living where we do.
The first major waterfall when you start your hike is probably the most massive and impressive one. There is one waterfall that you can only truly experience in the winter or early spring, and that’s winter falls. This is one of those hikes we normally sneak in on a Sunday morning early before I leave for work. But today we were able to take full advantage of the time we had together!
I see a lot of people hiking this with children. I have definitely taken mine with us before, but I do caution that once you are at the bottom, the only way to go is up and it is a solid 1.5 miles back up and out! I don’t know about you, but sometimes my five-year-olds legs are “jelly” just going from the car to our doorstep and I can’t imagine trying to carry him up the trail. I recommend a hiking backpack for kiddos under five! My seven year old can do this hike no problem. Definitely, pack lots of snacks! We’re powered by Cliff and ZBars on our hikes!
Definitely, pack lots of snacks! We’re powered by Cliff and ZBars on our hikes! We also do jerky, apple sauce pouches and lots and lots of water! However, I definitely am in need of a new hiking backpack soon! Mine has seen better days, recommendations always welcome 🙂
I hope to see you on the trail!