Shellburg Falls

The beautiful trails that surround majestic Shellburg Falls ought to delight everyone, including jaded Oregonians suffering from waterfall fatigue.

3
hours of fun

Open

Year round.

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A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls

For year round access, take Highway 22 eastbound from Salem to Lyons, OR. Turn left onto Fern Ridge Road and drive 1.2 miles to end at day-use parking/yellow gate on right hand side of road.

Pros

  • Gorgeous trails and a spectacular waterfall.
  • Fewer falls, but more scenically varied and a lot less busy than Silver Falls, especially in the winter months when only the western trailhead in open.

Cons

  • A bit of a schlep from Portland.
  • The year round trailhead is a mile or so from the park, through a farm. Some report that stretch to be uninteresting, though we didn’t find it so. From May 20 through October you can drive directly into Shellburg campground (refer to the official brochure for details).

in the area

Well, it’s all very close to Silver Falls State Park, but you’re probably not going to do both in the same day.

if you like this…

Turns out we’re not short of beautiful waterfall strewn hikes around here. Amongst the best in our opinion are Silver Falls State Park, Wahclella Falls, Elowah Falls and Latourell Falls.

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First posted: July 22, 2015; last updated: October 5, 2015.

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A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls
A photograph taken at Shellburg Falls

Lyons, OR [Google map].

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