Lemolo Falls Trail #1468

Area Status: Open

This trail drops down into the North Umpqua Canyon for an impressive view of Lemolo Falls as it cascades 100 feet to the canyon bottom. A spur trail accesses the bottom of the canyon below the falls.

Lemolo Falls can be reached by two trails. Take this trail, the 1.0 mile "old" trail, to experience the rush of the North Umpqua River as it roars 100 feet to the canyon below. While this approach is often considered to have the best view of the falls, it is a steep climb back to the top.

Hiking The North Umpqua Trail will reward you with glimpses of several cascades before reaching an above view of the falls from across the canyon. The quickest way to reach the falls from the North Umpqua Trail is to start at the White Mule Trailhead. Follow directions to the Western Trailhead for the North Umpqua Trail #1414.10 Lemolo Segment.

Lemolo Falls Trail #1468 - View of falls

At a Glance

Current Conditions: 06/23/2023: Cleared 7/10/2022. Bridge at North Umpqua River is out. Do not attempt to ford the river as it is highly dangerous this time of year.
Fees: No
Open Season: Year Round
Usage: Medium
Closest Towns: Roseburg, OR
Water: Not available. Surface water should be treated.

General Information


From Roseburg, OR, turn on OR-138 East / Northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue on 138 to milepost 72.8 to turn north on Forest Road 2610, the Birds Point Road. Go approximately 4.2 miles, turn left onto Road 3401, the Thorn Prairie road. Go approximately 0.5 mile, turn right onto Road 3401-800. Continue approximately 1.75 miles, turn right onto Road 3401-840. The trailhead is at the end of the road approximately 0.25 mile. The 1-mile trail works its way down the canyon to the base of falls.


Mountain Biking

  • There are steep portions of this trail.

Day Hiking

  • There are steep portions of this trail.


  • There are steep portions of this trail.

Viewing Scenery

  • Breathtaking waterfall views.
  • There are steep portions of this trail.

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


  Area/Length : 
1.0 mile

  Elevation : 
5,290 feet