Golden and Silver Falls Area

OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, Silver Falls, panorama [Ask for #271.135.]
Silver Falls, in Golden and Silver Falls State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon. [Ask for #271.135.]

A twenty-four mile, extremely scenic, drive leads to this small park and its two wateralls. It was created in 1936 by a donation from a logging company; in return the state built a through highway, good enough to carry logging trucks, from Coos Bay to Loon Lake. A landslide in the early 1950s took out the highway, and the section between the park and Loon Lake was abandoned; today it's part of Weyerhaeur's big Millacoma Tree Farm. A section of this highway, however, can be walked to the top of Golden Falls.

The park is very attractive, set in a handsome forest. The trail to Golden Falls, on the right as you enter the park, is easy and beautiful, a fine forest hike with excellent views of this waterfall at its end. The trail on the left goes to Silver Falls, but the view of the waterfall requires a scramble over large, wet boulders.

 
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, View of Golden Falls [Ask for #276.946.]
View of Golden Falls, in Golden and Silver Falls State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon [Ask for #276.946.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, View of Golden Falls [Ask for #276.943.]
Golden Falls, part of Golden and Silver Falls State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon. [Ask for #276.943.]

Park Trails


OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, Trail through forest [Ask for #271.138.]
A trail in Golden and Silver Falls State Park leading to Silver Falls. [Ask for #271.138.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, Path to Golden Falls runs through a riverine forest [Ask for #276.938.]
The path to Golden Falls, in Golden and Silver Falls State Park near Coos Bay, Oregon, runs through a riverine forest. [Ask for #276.938.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, Footbridge on the path to Golden Falls, at the picnic area. [Ask for #276.936.]
A footbridge in the picnic area of Golden and Silver Park, at the start of a trail. [Ask for #276.936.]

The Park's Entrance Road


Once the approach road turns inland it runs 16 miles inland before it dead ends at the park. On the way it passes the tiny settlement of Allegany, two side roads that head into the Elliott State Forest, and little else.

OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, The park's approach trail as it follows Glenn Creek in a narrow gorge. [Ask for #276.934.]
This is the approach road to Golden and Silver State Park, as it follows Glenn Creek in a narrow gorge. [Ask for #276.934.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Gold and Silver Falls State Park, View of Glenn Creek from the park's approach trail. [Ask for #276.933.]
A view of Glenn Creek from the entrance road to Golden and Silver State Park. [Ask for #276.933.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, View of the river running over rapids [Ask for #274.150.]
A view over the East Fork Millacoma River, from Nesika Coos County Park, on the approach road to Golden and Silver State Park. [Ask for #274.150.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Allegany Community Church marks the center of the community [Ask for #274.A17.]
A church marks the center of Allegany community, the closest settlement to Golden and Silver State Park, nine miles away. [Ask for #274.A17.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, Allegany Community, Narrow county road follows the Millicoma River through a gorge [Ask for #274.149.]
The road to Golden and Silver State Park follows this river gorge underneath cliffs. [Ask for #274.149.]

The Area Near the Park


The lowest section of the road to the park follows the Coos River as it flows through well-settled farmland to the city of Coos Bay.

OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, The Coos River, A one-lane road passes through a farm by the banks of the Coos River [Ask for #276.929.]
A one-lane road passes through a farm by the banks of the Coos River. [Ask for #276.929.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, The Coos River, Dellwood, Gravel road runs through meadows that line the river [Ask for #274.034.]
A gravel road runs through meadows that line the Coos River. [Ask for #274.034.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, The Coos River, Doris Place Boat Ramp, on the Coos River Highway (SR 241) [Ask for #274.577.]
Doris Place Boat Ramp on the Coos River. [Ask for #274.577.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, The Coos River, Crocosmia in bloom, an invasive specie growing wild at Doris Place Boat Ramp, on the Coos River Highway (SR 241). [Ask for #274.581.]
Crocosmia blooming along the banks of the Coos River. [Ask for #274.581.]
OR: South Coast Region, Coos County, Coast Range, Coos River Mountains, The Coos River, Golden and Silver Falls Area [Ask for #990.158.]
Golden and Silver Falls State Park Area, in the Coast Range of Coos County, Oregon. The green roads are exceptionally scenic. [Ask for #990.158.]
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