Take a Day Trip to Silver Falls State Park This Summer

Hiking at Silver Falls State Park near our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast

Oregon’s Silver Falls State Park is known as the crown jewel of the state’s park system. Located near the capital city of Salem, the park spans more than 9,000 acres and is best known for its stunning waterfalls and ample hiking opportunities. It’s particularly nice on a hot summer’s day when the cooling spray of waterfalls as you walk behind them is a welcome respite from the sun. Beyond just chasing waterfalls, though, a visit to Silver Falls State Park gives you an opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful parts of Oregon.

After you’ve thoroughly enjoyed your time at this stunning Oregon State Park, head back to our luxurious McMinnville Bed and Breakfast.  Here, you’ll enjoy a restful night of relaxation in one of our guest rooms, all within steps from the top restaurants and tasting rooms in downtown McMinnville.  Our Inn truly offers you the best of both worlds. Book your stay at A’ Tuscan Estate Bed and Breakfast today and get started planning your trip through Oregon’s Willamette Valley today!

Hiking at Silver Falls State Park near our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast

Things to do at Silver Falls State Park

There’s no shortage of things to do at Silver Falls State Park.  It’s the largest Oregon State Park, and it is only a little more than an hour away from our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast. Within the park, you’ll find plenty of hiking, biking, and scenery to enjoy.  The park features 35 miles of backcountry trails for mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding, and it’s a great place for nature lovers to spot birds and deer, and other wildlife.

Of the many popular things to do at Silver Falls State Park is The Trail of Ten Falls.  This breathtaking hike is nationally recognized, and for good reason.  It winds its way through a densely forested landscape, passing a series of breathtaking waterfalls along the way before descending to a creek at the bottom of the forest floor.  The trail is 7.2 miles long. A highlight of the waterfalls is South Falls, which drops an impressive 177 feet and which you can walk behind.

While you’re out exploring the trails at Silver Falls State Park this summer, make sure to stop and enjoy the beautiful fields of wildflowers as you travel.  The area is home to an incredible variety of wildflowers, which start blooming now and continue throughout the summer. If you don’t have an annual parking pass for Oregon State Parks, a day-use permit is required to visit Silver Falls State Park, which can be purchased on-site when you arrive.

Relax on the porch after hiking at Silver Falls State Park

Stay at the Best Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast

Located just outside of downtown McMinnville, our Willamette Valley Bed and Breakfast is the perfect destination to kick back and relax at the end of your day. Just minutes from the area’s best wineries and shops, this 1928 historic Colonial-style home offers comfortable furnishings and old-world charm. The bed and breakfast has four guest rooms and 2 vacation cottages, which are perfect for added privacy or longer stays.

Start off each morning of your stay with a delicious gourmet breakfast, served fresh for you in the dining room.  Our menu varies seasonally, featuring local ingredients whenever possible. A typical breakfast will include freshly baked bread, Caprese baked eggs, and light, fluffy quiches, among other offerings.

Given that we’re situated in the heart of Oregon Wine Country, you’d be hard-pressed to find a better location from which to launch your wine tasting adventures.  We’d be happy to talk to you about local wineries and to suggest an itinerary of local favorites.  In total, there are more than 600 wineries in the Willamette Valley! Of course, you’re always welcome to take the short walk into downtown McMinnville for a more leisurely afternoon, where you’ll find plenty of tasting rooms, shops, art galleries, and more on Main Street.

Summer is already shaping up to be wonderful here in the Willamette Valley.  If you’re looking for a fun and relaxing getaway, consider making your reservation at our McMinnville Bed and Breakfast today!

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