Golden and Silver Falls

Silver Falls

  • Moderate (to bases of both falls)
  • 4 miles round trip
  • 370 feet elevation gain

  • Moderate (all trails)
  • 5.8 miles round trip
  • 840 feet elevation gain

A pair of nearly 200-foot-tall waterfalls plummet into this remote Coast Range canyon amid huge myrtlewood trees and 6-foot-thick Douglas firs. Golden Falls was not named for its color, but rather for Dr. C. B. Golden, first Grand Chancellor of the Oregon Knights of Pythias.

At the south edge of Coos Bay, turn east …

This chapter taken from the book 100 Hikes/Travel Guide: Oregon Coast & Coast Range.