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Watson Falls

milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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Beautiful Waterfall

There are so many waterfalls in the North Umpqua area. This is one of the great hikes in the area... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2017
Megan V
Roseburg, Oregon, United States

Short 0.4 mile hike through lush forest. We went in November which was great, but my oh my, lotsa... read more

Reviewed May 8, 2017
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“short hike” (12 reviews)
“parking lot” (11 reviews)
“north umpqua” (7 reviews)
milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

There are so many waterfalls in the North Umpqua area. This is one of the great hikes in the area! The waterfall is pretty high!

Thank Megan V
Reviewed May 8, 2017

Short 0.4 mile hike through lush forest. We went in November which was great, but my oh my, lotsa water in May after the wet wet winter

Thank LindaSchex
Reviewed March 20, 2017

There's a moderately difficult 20 minute, 400 vertical foot hike to the top. It doesn't lead to behind or underneath the Falls, but you get pretty darn close and very wet.

Thank Eric W
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful falls, nice easy hike. There are numerous falls on the North Umpqua River to combine into a full day of easy hikes and great scenery. Toketee Falls, Watson Falls, Clearwater Falls to name a few. The drive up the river from Roseburg is worth...More

Thank Greg S
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Worth the walk to see these breathtaking falls. Just have to be careful not to slip on the damp moss if you are old and crippled up like me, lololol.

Thank kobesgamma
Reviewed February 26, 2017

One of many nice, scenic waterfalls along the North Umpqua River Highway. this one is just off the highway at milepost 61. Signs lead you to the parking area a short distance off Highway 138. Spring time is the best time to visit, but a...More

Thank craig t
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Young and old alike have enjoyed this natural wonder in our beautiful Umpqua National Forest. Great in all four seasons.

Thank Marisa F
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

By all means you need to go to this falls. Very strenuous hike to the top, but well worth it. The view is awesome. Douglas county in Oregon has the best waterfalls in the country.

Thank Daniel V
Reviewed January 9, 2017

Easy hike to the falls and beautiful. Plenty of photo ops on the way to the falls. Interesting moss and lichens.

1  Thank Curtis H
Reviewed November 23, 2016

What a wonderful place to visit. I met a friend that took me to these falls! They are breath taking! Well worth the drive

Thank Monica F
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Kimberly K
February 23, 2016|
Response from Marilyn M | Reviewed this property |
We have had only one light powdering of snow this year. I'd advise footwear that can handle some mud.
January 1, 2015|
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Response from CJSArizona | Reviewed this property |
From Sutherlin, drive south on Highway 5 or Route 99 to Roseburg. Then take Route 138 east for about an hour. After passing the Toketee Falls, start watching for well-marked signage for Watson Falls on the right side of the... More