Discover FernGully at Silver Falls State Park

Walk into a FernGully rainforest
Walk into a FernGully rainforest at Silver Falls State Park

Silver Falls State Park. Ever see that kid flick FernGully? Images from the animated 1992 feature kept popping up everywhere we turned. No, we didn’t see magical FernGully wood nymphs, though I wouldn’t have been surprised if we had.

This place is so natural and green, it almost imprints itself on your retinas. It will forever be imprinted on our memories, fondly.  Gorgeous waterfalls, cool mild temperatures and emerald everwhere. The forest floor is lush with mosses, ferns and wild flowers, and standing tall overhead, hemlock, cedar and Douglas Firs with moss covered branches. In some areas, the moss is so thick, their branches hang down low. Wild blackberries grow along portions of the trail that you can pick off the vine and eat (although park rangers discourage it).

This place is like the garden of Eden. Now I see why environmentalist get so enamored. See photos.

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