Watson Creek Camp Road

Umpqua National Forest, Oregon 97641

Distance1.0mi
Elevation Gain92ft
Trailhead Elevation3,374ft
Top3,447ft
Elevation Min/Max3374/3447ft
Elevation Start/End3374/3374ft

Watson Creek Camp Road

Watson Creek Camp Road is a hiking, biking, and horse trail in Douglas County, Oregon. It is within Umpqua National Forest. It is a mile long and begins at 3,374 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is two miles with a total elevation gain of 92 feet. The trail ends near the Watson Creek Forest Camp site.

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"Magnificent and unheralded, Watson Falls ranks not far behind Crater Lake as a southern Oregon “must see” scenic attraction. The enchanted little trail, even if you take your time and savor every step, requires less than an hour out of your life. The falls are just off the North Umpqua Highway, 18 miles from Diamond Lake. Watson Falls is reputedly Oregon’s second-highest waterfall, although Salt Creek Falls, near Willamette Pass out of Eugene, claims the same distinction.

Both plummet 272 feet. Watson and Salt Creek Falls are the highest waterfalls between Multnomah Falls (600 feet) and California’s Yosemite Valley (several over 1000 feet). The 300-foot-high escarpment responsible for Watson Falls is the nose of a giant lava flow that emanated from the Mount Bailey area some 750,000 years ago."

"The tallest waterfall in southwest Oregon and billed as the third tallest in the state, Watson Falls is the most impressive falls in the area. The quick loop hike that visits the falls presents visitors with a pleasant view early on. But you owe it to yourself to take the side trail that climbs to a more intimate and memorable view."

"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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Trail Information

Umpqua National Forest
Nearby City
Umpqua National Forest
Parks
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
Waterfalls
Features
North Umpqua Ranger District: (541) 496-3532
Local Contacts
USGS Fish Creek Desert; Umpqua National Forest
Local Maps