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Watson Falls

milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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One of the easiest stops on North Umpqua Highway

This impressive tall waterfall is a great stop for all ages and fitness levels. Those who do not... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
LindaFraubie
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Not very far off the road

One of several relatively accessible waterfalls along the N Umpqua Highway. Restrooms at parking... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
GeoEng111
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Roseburg, Oregon
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milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This impressive tall waterfall is a great stop for all ages and fitness levels. Those who do not wish to tackle the short but steep hike up to get closer can enjoy the view from the parking lot.

1  Thank LindaFraubie
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Reviewed 3 March 2018

One of several relatively accessible waterfalls along the N Umpqua Highway. Restrooms at parking lot. Also check out Clearwater and Whitehorse and Toketee falls.

Thank GeoEng111
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

This waterfall is beautiful and is very easy to get to. You can take beautiful pictures of this waterfall and you can stand very close in the summer season.

Thank Jeff L
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Located on the North Umpqua Highway, one of the prettiest drives in Oregon. Clean restroom, nice picnic tables some right next to Watson Creek, and ample parking. Falls can be seen from the parking area. A 1/4 mile walk takes you to the falls but...More

Thank Charles H
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

Awesome water fall,nice little hike but steep at times. If your taking a trip to Diamond or Crater lakes don"t miss this little treasure

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 7 November 2017 via mobile

This looks like a great waterfall and nice short hike, BUT... while Roseburg may be the closest town it is misleading a 120 out and back to the Falls to be the top rated thing to do here. We suggest updating the location. We’ll have...More

1  Thank NomadikCulture
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Watson Falls is a great waterfall that is easily accessible. It is located just off of Hwy 138 on the way to Diamond Lake. The trail is a nice easy walk, with a slight incline to view the falls. For the slightly more active, you...More

1  Thank Fun4jer
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Pretty crazy to see such a tall waterfall in the Oregon area. This one is huge. The hike in is pretty steep at times, but the trail is worn and easily traveled. The huge trees in the area are breathtaking. Even the ones that have...More

Thank Chad S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

This is a short up hill hike to a sheer Basalt cliff water fall. The trail is well maintained and you can get to the bas of the falls walking over some rocks. Great hike to combine with Steamboat falls about three miles away. There...More

Thank 1duckfan
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

As one who enjoys viewing and experiencing natural waterfalls, I have managed to visit quite a few in the area. The hike to these falls is still an easy stroll for me at 73. The last scramble to get near the base of the falls...More

4  Thank lambshaggis
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Becky F
28 February 2018|
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Response from Jeff L | Reviewed this property |
There are several that are right on highway 138 and also more that are a bit off 138. Type in oregon highway 138 campgrounds to find them. Bolder Flat campground is the closest 1 to the west. The nearest 1 to the east is... More
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Laurie H
23 October 2017|
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Response from NomadikCulture | Reviewed this property |
We learned the hard way. When we got to Roseburg it was still 60 miles (120 round trip)!
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