Watson Falls

Oakridge, Oregon

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A short, magnificent hike to Oregon’s third-highest waterfall. Magnificent and unheralded, Watson Falls ranks not far behind Crater Lake as a Southern Oregon “must see” scenic attraction. Even if you take your time and savor every step, this enchanted little trail requires less than an hour out of your life. The falls are just off the North Umpqua Highway, 18 miles from Diamond Lake. At 272 feet, Watson Falls is Oregon’s third-highest waterfall. Salt Creek Falls, near Willamette Pass out of Eugene, beats it by a couple feet. Watson and Salt Creek Falls are the highest waterfalls between Multnomah Falls (620 feet) and California’s Yosemite Valley (several over 1,000 feet).
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by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

A short, magnificent hike to Oregon’s third-highest waterfall. Magnificent and unheralded, Watson Falls ranks not far behind Crater Lake as a Southern Oregon “must see” scenic attraction. Even if you take your time and savor every step, this enchanted little trail requires less than an hour out of your life.

The falls are just off the North Umpqua Highway, 18 miles from Diamond Lake. At 272 feet, Watson Falls is Oregon’s third-highest waterfall. Salt Creek Falls, near Willamette Pass out of Eugene, beats it by a couple feet. Watson and Salt Creek
Falls are the highest waterfalls between Multnomah Falls (620 feet) and California’s Yosemite Valley (several over 1,000 feet).

© 2017 Adam Sawyer/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Oakridge
Distance: 1
Elevation Gain: 440 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 20-45 minutes
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: North Umpqua Ranger District: (541) 496-3532
Local Maps: USGS Fish Creek Desert; Umpqua National Forest
Driving Directions: Directions to Watson Falls

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