Watson Falls Trail #1496

  

Watson Falls is the highest falls in Southwest Oregon with a stunning 272-foot drop over a basalt lava flow. The trail climbs through a lush, green understory of salal, Oregon grape, vine maple, and ferns with an overstory of Douglas-fir and hemlock trees. A wooden bridge crosses Watson Creek just below the falls, offering an excellent view of this spectacular falls. The trail loops back to Road 24 and also to the base of the falls. The cool spray is welcome on hot summer days!

At a Glance

Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information

Directions:

 

From Roseburg, OR  Turn  onto OR-138 E/NE Diamond Lake Blvd. Continue on Highway 138. Turn south off Highway 138 onto Road 37 (Fish Creek Road), approximately 0.25 mile east of the east entrance to Toketee Ranger Station. The parking area is about 0.2 mile on the right and is large enough for trucks and trailers to pull through.


Activities


Hiking

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Day Hiking

This trail is pleasant for day hiking and backpacking. It is a short .6 mile more difficult trail.

Backpacking

This trail is pleasant for day hiking and backpacking. It is a short .6 mile more difficult trail.

Difficulty Level: More Difficult

Nature Viewing

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Areas & Activities

Location

 
  Area/Length : 
  0.6 mile
  Elevation : 
2,600 feet - Unknown feet range