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Address: milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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We always stop here on our way to visit Crater Lake. It is a notable waterfall as the highest in SW Oregon and third in the state plunging 293 ft over the edge of a basalt lava... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Roseburg, Oregon
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Roseburg, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We always stop here on our way to visit Crater Lake. It is a notable waterfall as the highest in SW Oregon and third in the state plunging 293 ft over the edge of a basalt lava flow. A moderate hike allows access to the base of the falls to experience a misted fern arena. Beautiful.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

Visited in October and the water flow was not impressive. Looked more like a bridal veil than a plunge ... but, with water flow, could be impressive. The hike to the falls was really pretty. The hike is listed as moderate 0.4 hike with the falls being about 280 ft tall. You can approach this falls at the base.

Thank Chuck2010
Tenmile, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

We love this short but steep hike. It is not only good exercise, the scenery is always lovely. We like to pack a picnic lunch to relax over after the short workout.

Thank Marilyn M
Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

The hike is so beautiful and the falls are breathtaking. You must scamper right to the bottom of the falls to get the full mist effect - but SO worth it!

Thank YearoftheRabbit
Princeville, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

We drove down from Crater lake to Coos Bay though the Umpqua Valley and stopped here - the hike up is moderate, but you are soon in among the trees and the stream - photographers dream

Thank uniquepartofparadise
Elmhurst, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Enjoyed our hike to these beautiful waterfalls. They are located about an hour to an hour an a half from Florence. Recommended!

Thank trvlbufElmhurst
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

The hike up to Watson Falls is relatively short and not very strenuous. There's no need to climb all the way up to the upper viewing platform rather stay below the falls for the most impressive views. We walked slightly off the path as it emerged into the clearing beneath the falls and were stunned at their height and how... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

If I could see only one of the three (Susan, Toketee or Watson), this is the one. Just incredible bang for the buck altho you have to earn it with some elevation. It is just so lush and green and you get to see/hear running water for much of this joy ride. When you get to the mini rapid area... More 

Thank tibber55
Bothell, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Did the short hike (about 1 mile rt) with my kids. Definitely worth it. We were on our way out from two nights at Crater a Lake. Original plan was to drive Rte 138 from Roseburg to Crater Lake, but the north entrance to the park was closed due to forest fires. We ended up driving it on the tail... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This is an easy stop on the way home from Crater Lake. Nice, easy(ish) hike up to the falls from the trail head. About 20 min. walk or so. Interesting foliage along the way. Many types of moss and fern.

Thank fijichick

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