Watson Falls Trail #1496

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

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

Current Conditions: 12/6/2016: Current condition report not available
Fees No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Heavy
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


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.



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  Area/Length : 
0.6 mile

  Elevation : 
2,600 feet - 2,800 feet range