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Watson Falls

272 foot waterfall over basalt lava cliffs up the Umpqua River Valley
Rating: 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 0.6 miles
Duration: Less than 1 hour
Family Friendly

Overview :  Watson Falls is the third highest waterfall in Oregon at 272 feet. It is the most beautiful waterfall along the North Umpqua River... more »

Tips:  To get here take Highway 138 East of Roseburg between milepost 60 and 61. Turn South on Road 37 and then park in the lot on your... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Parking Area

Lots of space to park, as well as picnic tables, and a restroom are located here. If you look above the signs you can see the falls from the parking area.

You will find the stairs to the trail on the far end of the parking lot.

2. Junction

Turn left here for viewpoint of the falls or right to return to the road.

3. Lower Viewpoint

From here you can see Watson Falls and the bridge you will soon cross ahead. Great spot to stop enjoy the view.

4. Upper Viewpoint

You can get an up close view of Watson Falls from up here. Be warned though getting too close to the falls will get you wet.