There are many beautiful falls off the North Umpqua highway. We stopped at the trail for Watson Falls because we thought it would be a quick hike at only a half-mile. We could hear the falls from the parking lot, so we figured it couldn't be far. We missed the sign telling us about the 370 foot climb. If we hadn't, we could have looked just above the sign and seen the falls, way above us. You don't actually need to take the last series of switchbacks that end at a viewpoint about halfway up the falls. There is a point about two-thirds of the way that actually gives you the best view of the entire falls. At 272 feet, the falls are spectacular even in August. They must be unbelievable in the spring. Overall, as good as Multnomah Falls in the Columbia Gorge, but make sure you're up for a steep and rocky trail.
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