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Watson Falls

milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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Great little mini hike to a beautiful waterfall

Watson Falls is a great waterfall that is easily accessible. It is located just off of Hwy 138 on... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fun4jer
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Roseburg
Amazing Falls

Pretty crazy to see such a tall waterfall in the Oregon area. This one is huge. The hike in is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Chad S
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West Jordan, Utah
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milepost 60.5, Hwy 138, Roseburg, OR
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 6 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

3  Thank lambshaggis
Reviewed 23 August 2017

the falls is beautiful and the trail is really lovely as well. It is mostly uphill but all of the lush vegetation helps distract you.

Thank Leslie F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Just off the highway, park the car in the lot and take the quick path up to the falls. Will do it again when company comes to visit.

Thank cab7905
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We enjoy the short hike through the woods to the bottom of the falls. My brother & I hiked to the narrow trail towards the top. On one of the landings you can look out for miles and never see any sign of civilization. Coming...More

Thank Bionicgrandma
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We went here in April, not all the snow was gone but this waterfall had a clear path. Hike isn't bad if you go slow. The falls were full since the snow melt had started. Makes a nice photo.

Thank icetsarina
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway tour book says this is a moderate hike, don't believe them! It's a tough and treacherous climb. Plenty of shade and places to rest on rocks and tree stumps. If you love Oregon forests, you'll love this trail. I made...More

Thank ConfusionHill
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

My wife and I found this water fall off of Oregon 138. This road is beautiful, we were heading east from Roseburg Oregon. This road travels along the Umpqua River. There are many beautiful stops along the way. Watson Fall is a short hike along...More

1  Thank Gravy64
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Kimberly K
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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.
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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
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