Oct. 28, 2023. All photos by author.

Silver Falls State Park

Seven miles of trail, ten waterfalls


A couple of the things I looked forward to most about moving to the Pacific Northwest were the beautiful nature and having “real seasons,” unlike my native Los Angeles.

Luckily, my new university has an active outdoor recreation program that organized a trip to Silver Falls State Park, considered the “‘crown jewel’ of the Oregon State



Kayla Vokolek

Pursuing MFA in Nonfiction Writing at Portland State