Silver Falls Trail
|Distance||600 meter return|
|Estimated Time||30 mins|
|Surface Type||field, old road|
|Elevation Change||25 meters|
|Trail Markers||none but easy to follow|
|Maintenance Rating||well maintained|
The trail starts by following an old road along the top of the hill. The trail overlooks a field down to the stream and a large wetlands below the oil refinery. Not your typical nature views but still a nice walk. After a short distance a trail leaves the road and crosses the field on the right. This trail loops around the field, passes by the falls and comes back to the road further along. Turning right is the most direct way to the falls. You can also choose to follow the loop in the other direction.
The trail crosses the field to a rocky point on the stream. Looking up the stream you will see a small rapids but not the main waterfall. To see the falls climb up the hill and then carefully descend the steep, sharp cliff with the help of a rope. Once down you are on another point that provides views of the falls, the pool that it pours into, and the surrounding cliffs.
Climb back up the cliff, continue up the stream, and you will soon come to a junction. Turning right will take you along a narrow trail that follows along the top of the falls and ends above the upper falls. Careful because this trail is narrow with no protection from the drop. Turn left at the junction to continue following the field loop back to the road. Once back to the road turn left to return to the parking area.
Drive east on Loch Lomond Road past the oil refinery. After 850 meters from the entrance to the oil refinery you will find a church on the left. Just past the church on the right is a small parking area. Park here. The trail follows an old road off the end of the parking area.
Trail Last Hiked: May 9, 2018.
Page Last Updated: March 22, 2019.