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Watson Falls Oregon

Watson Falls in Umpqua National Forest, Oregon

Watson Falls is a 272-foot (83 m) waterfall on Watson Creek, a tributary of the Clearwater River, in Douglas County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located at an elevation of 3,353 feet (1,022 m).
Watson Falls Oregon
Oregon is a state known for its spectacular waterfalls, and the North Umpqua River is one of the popular area for waterfall seekers. Watson Falls is the second highest waterfall in the state at 272 feet, and it is accessible via a moderate and scenic trail that is great for hikers of all abilities.
Oregon Watson Falls Trailhead
Oregon Watson Falls Hike
Second highest waterfall Watson Falls
The Watson Falls Trail head provides access to the Watson Falls Trail #1496. The 0.4-mile trail leads to the beautiful Watson Falls. The trail crosses Road 37 and climbs 0.33 miles up to the base of the falls. After that the trail continues up the mossy hill on the right leading to a lookout point with a wooden bench to rest at before the trek back down.
Umpqua National Forest Water Falls
Water Falls Near Crater Lake
Water Falls Umpqua National Forest
Watson Falls Hiking Oregon
Watson Falls in Umpqua National Forest

Watson Falls is the highest water fall in southwest Oregon with its 272 foot drop. The trail head provides ample parking with picnic tables tucked inside the forest just off the pavement. Several informative signs in the parking area explain the geology of the falls.

·        Easily accessible 0.6 mile round trip hike.
·        Moss covered paths to massive basalt amphitheater.
·        Location : North Umpqua River , ( Water Falls Near Medford)
·        Umpqua National Forest - Watson Falls Trailhead

How to Reach: From Roseburg, OR, take OR-138 east / northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard. Continue on Highway 138 to milepost 61.3. Turn south off Highway 138 onto Forest 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.
The parking area is about 500 feet south of Highway 138 on the right side.

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