Watson Falls is the highest falls in Southwest Oregon with a stunning 294-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 Forest Road 24 and also to the base of the falls. The cool spray is welcome on hot summer days!
At a Glance
02/17/2015: Open and in good condition.
Not available. Surface water should be treated.
From Roseburg, OR, turn onto OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue on Highway 138 to milepost 60.5 and turn south onto Forest Road 37 (Fish Creek Road). The parking area is about 0.2 mile on the right and is large enough for trucks and trailers to pull through.