Silver Falls State Park Loop Professional Review and Guide
"It’s hardly surprising that the trails in Silver Falls State Park, in a beautiful forested canyon hosting ten spectacular waterfalls, are popular. In fact, this 8700-acre crown jewel of one of the finest state park systems in the country is visited by thousands of hikers and car-bound tourists every year. But don’t be put off by the crowds, because the popularity is well deserved. Just try to visit on a weekday. There are two possible starting points for this loop.
South Falls is the more popular, with a campground, a picnic area, a gift shop, and an enormous parking lot, but as described here, begin at quieter North Falls, where a much smaller parking lot provides access to the northeast part of the loop. At either location, you must have a day-use parking permit, which you can buy either at the South Falls entrance station or the self-serve pay station at North Falls."