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Watson Falls

milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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Ranked #1 of 7 attractions in Roseburg
Type: Waterfalls
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Marblemount, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

There is a nice picnic area to eat at. Has adequate parking. The trail has quite a few stairs but is well worth the beauty of the waterfall. The waterfall also has a great spot to have your family stand in front to get a photo. Go if you have a chance you won't regret it.

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Houston, Texas
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53 reviews 53 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Wear shoes for walking as we noticed people struggling with flip flops and sandals. Taking a bottle of water might no be a bad idea either. The trail is narrow and steep in parts and it is not an easy walk for some to the top of the trail for a great view. There are spots along the way to... More

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Glide, Oregon
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50 reviews 50 reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is the one we stop at most often as it is only about 40 miles from our home, but all of them are beautiful. You can see a little bit of Watson Falls from the parking lot at the bottom in the summer and all of it in the winter without climbing to the top. A great day trip... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Watson Falls is a delightful stop along Scenic Byway Route 138 between Roseburg and Crater Lake National Park. With its 293-foot drop, it is the highest waterfall in southwestern Oregon. The steadily uphill packed-dirt trail is gorgeous with fir and hemlock trees, with ferns and mossy rocks that parallel the creek. There are two good viewpoints of the falls along... More

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Vancouver, Washington
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Nice enjoyable hike to the falls. Don't forget to pack a lunch. The picnic area next to the water is very nice and cool on a warm day. Rest room has no running water.

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Roseburg, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Great short hike for the family, bathrooms and picnicking area as well. One of many along the beautiful north Umpqua highway. Often times crowded because of the easy access.

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This was by far the best out of the 4 falls we vistied. Natural Falls was the next best. The walk to Watson Falls was a climb but just being able to view so close spectacular! Well worth it.....

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Well marked trail, and a wonderful waterfall at the end. Kinda strenuous, but doable. The forest was beautiful and people on the trail were very friendly!

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San Jose, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

It was a short hike up the hill but not too steep. The waterfall was beautiful and it was interesting how it plunges into the snow. We went in early Jan and there were absolutely no one on the trail. It is pretty far from Roseburg though (like an hr). It is almost to Crater Lake. If we have known... More

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Larkspur, Colorado
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227 reviews 227 reviews
112 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

This was one of the greenest places I have ever seen on earth. With falling water, rocks, ferns and moss. There was a short hike uphill to the falls from the parking lot. There were so many great shots along the way as the streams below, that are generated by the falls, were so serene and peaceful. The giant boulders... More

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