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13 Best Waterfall Hikes in Southern Oregon

LEMOLO FALLS

Lemolo is the tallest along the North Umpqua River at 165 feet.  The trail to Lemolo is a bit rocky with a gradual decline in old growth forest.  You can hear the sound of the falls long before you see them and then when you do I guarantee you will be blown away by the lush greenness and powerful beauty of the fall.   The trek back up is pretty strenuous especially towards the end when you get back to the trailhead as it is completely in the sun. Make sure you have your sunscreen and bug spray!  The whole hike is 3.2 miles out and back, just be aware that if you go during the winter you may encounter snow.

There are two ways to view Lemolo, from the top and bottom.  I've never viewed it from the top because the viewpoint of the bottom is too beautiful to pass by.   I will give you exact directions on how to get there because it can get a little confusing even with GPS.

Your gps will take you onto Birds Point Rd/NF-2610 drive about 4.2 miles from Hwy 138 and then straight onto NF-3401.  NF-3401 will be right after Poole Creek Campground and before Lemolo Resort on the left side of the road. There is NO sign, but trust me that is the way to go.  Stay to the left which will be NFD 800. You will turn right onto a very rocky, bumpy road and you will drive 1.75 mile. The first road on the right is where you will turn and drive for about 1/4 of a mile where you will meet the trail head.

Dogs are able to use this trail.

Sours: https://www.southernoregon.org/13-best-waterfall-hikes-in-southern-oregon/

The 8 best hikes near Medford and Ashland, Oregon

The Middle Fork Applegate River Trail just south of the Oregon and California state line.

There are few places I love more than Southern Oregon.

The sun-dappled half of the state was my home for six years after college. It’s where I became an outdoors writer and published my first book.

It’s an easy place to love for outdoor recreation, with rolling hills, high mountains, deep forests and crystal rivers nearby.

That’s particularly true of the Medford and Ashland area — the de-facto capital of Southern Oregon.

Both towns are surrounded with outdoor beauty. The mountains are so close that it doesn’t take long to reach great hiking trails.    

So, whether you’re traveling here for Shakespeare Festival, Brit Festival, or just to enjoy the glorious climate, make sure to add this collection of hikes to your itinerary.

Hike up Grizzly Peak near Ashland, Oregon.

Here are my favorite hikes within a reasonable distance of Medford and Ashland.

1: Lithia Park

If you’ve ever wanted to understand what makes Ashland such a wonderful and quirky place, visit Lithia Park on a sunny weekend.

Drum circles, dreadlocks and flower-children frolic in such profusion you’d swear you’d wandered onto the set of “A Midsummer Night's Dream,” one of the plays staged at the nearby Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

The best way to experience this magic park is with a quick hike that can run anywhere from a half mile to almost three miles.

Start in downtown Ashland near The Plaza fountains, gushing with Lithia Springs water, and follow the pathway into the park. There’s a handy map and trail guide that gives the distance to landmarks such as the Japanese garden, playground and Swim Reservoir.

It’s worth visiting the entire park — but if you have kids, the playground and green space along Ashland Creek is especially peaceful.

Addition: White Rabbit Trail. Another easy to locate hike just outside Ashland is the White Rabbit Trail. It’s in the hills above town and features hikes from 1.5 to 5 miles round-trip. 

Open: year-round

Directions: Find a good parking spot in downtown Ashland and make your way to The Plaza and park.

Coordinates: 42.197127, -122.715347

2: Stealing Mine Ditch Trail

The odd name references the area’s mining history, but don’t be fooled: this is one of the best hiking experiences in Southern Oregon.

The 17-mile Sterling system highlights the greenish-brown Siskiyou Mountains and the Applegate Valley — a well-known destination for wine lovers. Stop at one of the lovely local wineries after the trek.

My favorite segment of the trail is a 4.7-mile loop that begins at Tunnel Ridge Trailhead. The pathway climbs slowly through a forest of white oak to beautiful views after one mile at a junction. There’s a tunnel here you can actually crawl inside, which is fun with kids.

Turn left at the junction (west) and hike the ridgetop 2.2 miles to another junction. Turn left and hike one mile to Bear Gulch Trailhead, then follow the gravel road back to your car.

Open: year-round

Directions: From the small town of Ruch, follow Upper Applegate River Road south for 3 miles to Little Applegate Road. Turn left onto Little Applegate Road at a sign for Sterling Mine Ditch Trail and proceed east 10 miles, past the Bear Gulch Trailhead, to the Tunnel Ridge Trailhead.


Coordinates: 42.158383, -122.903317

3: Table Rocks

On the drive down Interstate 5 near Medford, you’ll look east and see a curious sight — two flat-topped mesas that look like mountains sliced clean off at the base.

Those unique formations are the famous Table Rocks, and they offer an iconic hike in Southern Oregon.

Located just north of Medford, both require a fairly steep climb before you reach the flat-as-a-pancake top.

The best time to hike is spring, when wildflowers carpet the top. But, they’re a worthy destination year-round, as long as it’s not too hot.

It’s tough to pick a favorite between the two, both have charms. But my pick is usually Lower Table Rock, just because there’s a little more terrain to explore. Upper Table Rock is a bit shorter, and probably less visited.

My favorite part of both hikes is reaching the surreal flat-topness of the rocks and hiking to the edge, where the world drops below. Eagles and falcons float on the breeze, and views of Mount McLoughlin (Southern Oregon’s tallest mountain) and the twisting Rogue River highlight the valley below. 

Open: year-round

Directions:

Lower Table Rock: From I-5 north of Medford, take exit 33 for Central Point. Turn left onto Biddle Road for about 1.6 miles and then turn left onto Table Rock Road. Follow Table Rock Road for 7.7 miles, past Tou Velle State Park, to milepost 10 (the road makes a big left and right curve). Turn left onto Wheeler Road and continue 0.8 mile to a large and obvious trailhead.

Coordinates: 42.468717, -122.945533

Upper Table Rock: From I-5 north of Medford, take exit 33 for Central Point. Turn left onto Biddle Road for about 1.6 miles and then turn left onto Table Rock Road. Follow Table Rock Road for 5.2 miles, past Tou Velle State Park. Turn right onto Modoc Road and follow it 1.5 miles to a large and signed trailhead parking area on the left.

Coordinates: 42.466233, -122.881817.

4: Grizzly Peak

If you’ve ever wanted to look down on Ashland, then Grizzly Peak is your hike.

The mountain named for one of Oregon’s last grizzly bears is just outside Ashland and offers multiple wide-open viewpoints.

Grizzly Peak is part of the recently expanded Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument.

The full hike is 5.2-mile loop with 800 feet of climb, but you can shorten it slightly.

From the trailhead, the hike climbs uphill 1.1 miles to a junction. From here, the loop begins. Go right for the full loop, following a mostly flat plateau into an area burned by a 2002 wildfire. The views off the mountain’s edge are excellent, taking in Ashland, Mount Shasta and the surrounding swath of forest.

For a shorter option, go left at the junction and hike to the viewpoints before turning around and returning the way you came.

Open: May to November

Directions: From I-5 in Ashland, take exit 14 and turn left onto for 0.7 mile. Then turn left onto Dead Indian Memorial Highway and follow it out of town. After milepost 6, turn left onto Shale City Road (paved) and drive 3.1 miles to the Grizzly Peak Trail sign (BLM 38-2E-9.2). Turn left and follow the gravel road 0.7 mile to an intersection, which may or may not be marked. Take the uphill road, Road 39-2E-9.2, on the center left 1.7 miles to the trailhead.

Coordinates: 42.27205, -122.606433

5: Middle Fork Applegate Trail

Glorious swimming holes make this trail one of my favorites, but it was hit by wildfires in 2017.

Forest Service rangers said the hike is in fine shape, but there may be downed trees. It’s something to keep in mind.

The trail begins in the upper Applegate River area, south of Applegate Reservoir, just across the Oregon and California state line near Ruch.

The hike runs through old-growth forest for 1.5 miles to a bridge that’s still out. It’s not too hard to cross the creek and keep hiking an additional 4 miles to an upper trailhead.

Scramble down to the river for some emerald swimming holes.

Open: year-round

Directions: From the town of Ruch (southwest of Medford), follow Upper Applegate River Road south for 15 miles, passing Applegate Lake and driving to its upper end. At a paved T junction, turn left to stay on Applegate Road for 1.5 more miles to a gravel junction.

Swing a sharp right onto gravel FR 1040 and drop down in the area of the Upper Applegate River. Follow this somewhat rough road along the river for 5 miles. At an intersection, continue straight onto FR 1035 for 0.1 mile and the trailhead.

Coordinates: 41.97353578, -123.2079829

6: Pilot Rock

The sentinel guarding Oregon’s border has long been a landmark to pioneers. Visible for miles from the south and east, it is the second Oregon landmark — after Mount McLoughlin — that people notice as they head up I-5 from California.

A short drive from Ashland, the immense volcanic plug offers one of the more thrilling scramble climbs in the state. Ropes aren’t required, but are a comfort when pulling yourself up a steep-ish rock gully, to reach a spectacular view that looks all the way to Mount Shasta.

An easier hike stops at the rock’s base. The trip is 3.6 miles round-trip and of moderate difficulty until you reach the start of the scramble.

Beware of crowds on weekends and nice days, which can make the climb a bit trickier.

Open: May to November

Directions: From Ashland take I-5 south to exit 6 for Mount Ashland (22 miles south of Medford). After leaving the freeway, head uphill on Mount Ashland Road (marked “Old Highway 99”) along I-5 for 0.5 mile. Continue straight, past the turnoff to Mount Ashland Ski Area and below the freeway, a total of 2 miles from the freeway exit until a dirt road on the left bears a BLM sign denoting Pilot Rock Road. Proceed up this very bumpy road for 2 miles, bypassing a Pacific Crest Trail marker, and turn right into a large gravel pit parking area and the trailhead. 

Coordinates: 42.036467, -122.570583

Pilot Rock is a famous landmark that's currently part of the Cascade Siskiyou National Monument

7: Wagner Butte

Wagner Butte rises above the Rogue Valley and offers one of the more challenging and rewarding hikes in the area.

At 7,140 feet, it’s only 200 feet lower than Mount Ashland, the Siskiyou Mountain’s highest peak. If you ever wished there was a wilderness trail to the top of Mount Ashland instead of a network of roads, consider tackling Wagner Butte.

At 10 miles round trip with 2,700 feet of climb, it’s a full day adventure. The trail ascends through meadows and forest to an old lookout base with views of Mount Ashland, Mount McLoughlin, Soda Mountain, the Marble Mountains, Ashland, and Medford.

There’s a collection of trails that lead to the top, but they’re not difficult to follow. Make sure to bring a map or have a good description of the route.  

Open: Mid-June to November

Directions: From Medford drive south on I-5 to exit 21 in Talent. Turn right onto West Valley Road / Siskiyou View, cross over OR 99, and continue into downtown Talent. Turn left onto Talent Avenue and almost immediately right onto East Wagner Street. Stay on Wagner Street through town, heading south as it becomes Wagner Creek Road.

The road is narrow, steep, and winding beyond the end of the pavement. Be alert for oncoming log trucks. At the top of the hill — after 6.9 miles — bear left onto gravel FR 22 (ignore a paved road, FR 2250, that takes off to the right). Follow the gravel exactly 2 miles, past the cattleguard at Wagner Gap, to the trailhead. Look for a large parking area on the right and a trailhead sign on the left.  

Coordinates: 42.11445, -122.800483

8: Hobart Bluff

A sweet and easy hike through meadows of springtime wildflowers highlights this trek to wide-open Hobart Bluff at 5,502 feet.

Located within the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument, the hike follows the Pacific Crest Trail and a well-marked spur to reach its destination on a journey of 2.6 miles round-trip.

Hobart Bluff itself is a large formation of basalt cliffs rising above a small lake of the same name.

View from Hobart Bluff looking toward Grizzly Peak.

Open: Mid-June to November

Directions: Take I-5 to the second Ashland exit (exit 14) and follow OR 66 toward Klamath Falls. Proceed 15 miles, past Emigrant Lake, to Soda Mountain Road, just before Green Springs Summit. Take Soda Mountain Road right for 3.5 miles to the second power line crossing at a grassy meadow, which is also the PCT crossing. Look for a PCT marker. The described hike goes left (east).

Coordinates: 42.085367, -122.48195

Bonus: PCT through Mount Ashland

The Pacific Crest Trail travels across Mount Ashland, the tallest mountain in the Siskiyou Range. There’s a tangle of roads and a ski area at the top – and there’s no glorious summit.

But, one nice hike travels the forested meadows of the mountain near the ski area. There a nice section of trail near Mount Ashland Campground.

See William Sullivan’s book “100 Hikes in Southern Oregon” for more details.

Zach Urness has been an outdoors writer, photographer and videographer in Oregon for 10 years. He is the author of the book “Best Hikes with Kids: Oregon” and “Hiking Southern Oregon.” He can be reached at [email protected] or (503) 399-6801. Find him on Twitter at @ZachsORoutdoors.

Sours: https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/travel/outdoors/2018/06/28/best-hikes-oregon-ashland-medford-pilot-rock-grizzly-peak-wagner-butte-lithia-park/732847002/
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Mill Creek Falls

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Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint encompasses one of the most incredible sections of the entire Rogue River. Only an hour north of Medford, this system of easy trails will lead you to some of the grandest views southern Oregon has to offer.

Mill Creek Falls and Barr Creek Falls: The Rogue’s two highest waterfalls on one short trail! Drive north on Crater Lake Highway (Highway 62), turn right on Mill Creek Road just past milepost 42 and follow the signs to the trailhead on the right. Hike down to the junction where a sign points left to Avenue of the Giant Boulders, and right to the falls. Go right. After about a quarter mile hike through a forest of pine and madrone trees, you’ll hear the thundering rush of Mill Creek Falls from across the canyon as it plunges 173 feet into the river. Then hike a little farther to see Barr Creek Falls, which gently snakes down the mossy cliffside before falling 150 feet onto the rocks below.

Rogue River Avenue of the Giant Boulders

Avenue of the Giant Boulders: Hike back to the junction and follow the sign to the Boulders. These massive rocks (some as big as a house) were under water until the 1920s, when a hydroelectric damn that was constructed a few miles upriver lowered the water level. This is a great place to get up close and personal with the raging Rogue. Scramble around to find hidden little waterfalls and still pools. But be careful: One slip into the river can be lethal! And due to the dam, the water levels can rise quickly. To see the boulders from above, hike back to your car and driver another quarter mile to a parking area on the right just beyond Mill Creek Bridge (called Prospect Bridge by locals). On a clear day you can see Mt. McLoughlin in the distance beyond the canyon. A short, narrow trail takes you underneath the 90-year-old bridge for even more views.

Pearsony Falls Sue Newman

Pearsony Falls: The final trailhead (and the only one with a rest room) is a minute’s drive up the road on the right. Take the short hike down to Pearsony Creek, which splits into two mossy, rocky waterfalls. Then keep following the trail along the lush banks of the creek until it opens up at the river for one final view of the bridge, the boulders and Rogue River Canyon. If you head out from Ashland early enough, you can see everything described above and still make it to Crater Lake by mid-afternoon!

Gear: Oregon weather can range from fall like conditions in the morning, spring at lunch and winter in the afternoon.  Remember to bring the proper gear along with you including multiple layers to keep warm and water shoes for hiking.

About NewmanImages: We are Jay and Sue Newman, two seasoned weekend wanderers who know where to find beauty in any direction from Ashland. You can find prints and greeting cards of the Rogue’s mightiest waterfalls in our booth at the Ashland Artisan Emporium in the Ashland Shopping Center on Highway 66. (Walk in, take a right, go to the 2nd row from the end, we’re the first booth on the right.)

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Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls

Lost Falls

Near Ashland Oregon

Lost Falls is a hard to find waterfall behind Grizzly Peak. The hike is easy, but the drive is tricky.

Driving

– This is the most important part of the trail so listen up. There are a number of dirt roads between you and this waterfall. Start out of town south on Siskiyou Blvd (the old 99) towards California. Turn left on Ashland Street (the old 66) towards interstate 5 – cross the 5, swoop to your right and take the left turn, no stoplight, no stop sign, on Dead Indian Memorial Road.

Take that about 10 minutes uphill and look for Shale City Road to the left. There are signs, but they come up quick. 3 miles in on that asphalt road you”ll se the “Grizzly Peak” left turn sign… DON’T TAKE IT! Go straight. You’ll pass the Farm Store and Willow Witt Ranch and the next significant intersection has a large sign saying “$500 reward for any information on Cow Killers or Cattle Rustlers.” Seriously.

So veer right at that sign.
The next left turn takes you off the asphalt and onto gravel. It’s 1 mile from that last intersection and officially Road # 38 2E 11. Take it 1.7 miles and the next intersection is a ‘Y’. Take the left spur, officially Road #37 2E 13. That gravel road twists and turns – crosses the creek at a sharp left turn, and 200 yards later there is a significant pull out to the left. There are no signs, but if you’ve hiked one trail in your life, you’ll see the trail.

Parking

– Room for 4 cars at the Lost Falls tail head or else you’re in the grass off the side of the road.

The Adventure

– From the back of the parking area the trail obviously heads towards the creek. It continues about a mile sometimes crossing the creek and other times venturing away for a while. The occasional un-cleard tree is just a ruse to keep the weak away from these secret falls. Ultimately, you will emerge from a stand of pine into a clearing and rocky overlook. Lost Falls! Amazing, right?

Sours: http://ashlandtrails.com/activities/lost-falls/

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JACKSON COUNTY WATERFALLS
From Prospect, Union Creek, Hwy 62, heading south to Medford & Ashland.

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Prospect Falls
Elevation: 2469 feet
Latitude: 42.74556 N
Longitude: 122.49528W
USGS: Prospect S. 7 1/2
Height: 50' Width: 20'
Falls Type: Cascade
Source: Springs
Stream: Rogue River
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Spring

Facilities
 

Information
Prospect Falls is a moderate series of cascades long the Rogue River immediately outside the small town of Prospect, south of Crater Lake. The river drops through a chiseled wall of block and slides and skips down a series of small steps before petering into a long stretch of boulders, totaling about 50 vertical feet in height. This waterfall would be much more impressive if the Rogue River hadn't been harnessed in a hydroelectric scheme just upstream of the waterfall - because of which the flow of the river is almost always greatly reduced and the falls are more of an afterthought to the area. If you manage to visit when the river is running at full force, this is a decent attraction, but otherwise its worth skipping in favor of the falls on nearby Mill and Barr Creeks.
 
PROSPECT FALLS is the Adopted name of this waterfall. To the best of our knowledge this cascade has never been officially named - the current title was coined in 1983 by Greg Plumb in the book "Waterfalls of the Pacific Northwest".

Location
Prospect Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway's crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for approximately one mile to the bridge spanning the Rogue River and park in the large turnout on the left before the bridge. Paralleling the canyon, walk through the woods for 100 feet to an old roadbed, then follow the road for 500 feet towards the river until an unobstructed angle of the canyon and falls comes into view.

Photo/Info: Permission of Northwest Waterfall Survey

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Barr Creek Falls
Elevation: 2443 feet
Latitude: 42.73776 N
Longitude: 122.49524W
USGS: Prospect S. 71/2
Height: 240'  Width: 20'
Type: Tiered - 3 Drops
Stream: Barr Creek
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Spring

Facilities

Information
Barr Creek Falls is a multi-stepped waterfall in the Rogue River Canyon near Prospect, Oregon. Barr Creek bisects the southern end of the Prospect Airfield, then drops over a 60 foot fall which is mostly obscured by trees, then cascades 30 feet and finally plunges 150 feet to the canyon floor. Barr Creek doesn't hold a large volume of water, so the falls range from an explosive torrent during the spring to a more delicate veil later in the summer. When the flow is right, a second segment forms adjacent to the final drop of the falls (it appears on a recent visit that debris has plugged this channel partially, causing the segment to run dry more often than not now).
 
According to Oregon Geographic Names, Barr Creek was named for the presence of a cattle bar to prevent cattle from straying out of a ranch that runs along the creek. The falls were named for the creek.

Location
Barr Creek Falls is located just outside of Prospect, off of Highway 62. Take Mill Creek Road through the town of Prospect to the Mill Creek Falls Trailhead, about 1 1/2 miles south of Highway 62. Follow the trail down hill for about 1/2 mile to its end at an unguarded overlook at the rim of the canyon.

Photo & Info used by permission of Northwest Waterfall Survey

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Mill Creek Falls
Elevation: 00 feet
Latitude: 42.74028 N
Longitude: 122.49528W
USGS: Prospect S. 71/2
Height: 173'  Width: 15'
Falls Type: Plunge
Stream: Mill Creek
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Year Round

Facilities
 

Information
Mill Creek Falls is the centerpiece behind the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area developed by Boise Cascade just outside of the small town of Prospect. The falls hurtle 173 feet into the Rogue River Gorge in an explosive manor, luring eagerly approaching visitors like a siren in the distance. Though Mill Creek does exhibit somewhat of a seasonal fluctuation of flow, the falls don't change their appearance much at all, making this a good destination any time of the year.

The town of Prospect was settled in 1882, so it is likely the falls were discovered around then, but it is not known by whom or when exactly. Early photographs of the falls were commonly taken from the bottom of the Rogue River canyon.

Location
Mill Creek Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway's crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for 1 1/2 miles to the marked trailhead. The falls are seen after hiking slightly less than half a mile down the trail. The trail system does appear somewhat confusing, so follow what appears to be an old road if in doubt and listen for the sound of the falls.

Photo & Info used by permission of Northwest Waterfall Survey

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Pearsoney Falls
Elevation: 2481 feet
Latitude: 42.74508 N
Longitude: 122.48954W
USGS  Prospect S. 71/2
Height: 12'  Width: 25'
Falls Type: Segmented
Stream: Mill Creek
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Year Round

Facilities

Information
Pearsoney Falls is a small cascade along Mill Creek about 1/4 mile upstream of the much more worthy Mill Creek Falls. The falls cascade about 12 feet where the creek splits around a small island - the majority of the volume of the creek staying to the far side of the island (the smaller channel may run dry in the late summer). The falls are worth seeing if planning on hiking the trail system in Prospect, but focus on the larger waterfalls downstream first, then only if you have time, come see this one. Pearsoney Falls was named for a pair of families who settled in the Prospect area, the Pearsons and the Mooneys.

Location
Pearsoney Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway's crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for 3/4 of a mile to the large parking area on the left side of the road (if you cross the Rogue River you've gone too far). Follow the trail from the north side of the parking lot for about 1/5 of a mile to the falls.
Photo & Info used by permission of Northwest Waterfall Survey

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Union Creek Falls
Elevation: 3679 feet
Latitude: 42.91917 N
Longitude: 122.3875W
USGS: Union Crk 71/2
Height: ?  Width: ?
Falls Type: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Stream: Union Creek
Watershed: Rogue River
Facilities: ?

Information
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Location Looking for directions, see map.

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Butte Falls
Elevation: 2358 feet
Latitude: 42.545 N
Longitude: 122.56194W
USGS: Butte Falls 7 1/2"
Height: apx. 10'
Stream: Big Butte Creek
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Spring
Facilities
 

Information
Butte Falls is located in Butte falls, Oregon. In the early 1900's, a water-powered sawmill situated right at the Falls of Butte Creek led to the founding of the nearby town of Butte Falls. Today, a viewing deck overlooks the falls and picnic areas are featured for visitors to enjoy the scenery. Butte Falls may be the only community with a cattle guard at its entrance. When you cross the cattle guard, it is time to slow down. Don't let the size of Butte Falls deceive you.
 
Location
Located aprx 40 miles northeast of Medford. To find Butte Falls, turn right off Hwy 62, 4 miles north of Eagle Point, it is a scenic drive up the Butte Falls Highway aprx 15 miles to the town.
Photo & Info used by permission of Northwest Waterfall Survey

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Dillon Falls
Elevation: 1089 feet
Latitude: 42.45806 N
Longitude: 123.02528 W
USGS: Gold Hill 7 1/2"
Height & Width: Unknown
Falls Type: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Stream: Rogue River
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Unknown

Information
DILLON FALLS is the Official name of this waterfall. Known Alternate Name is: Nugget Falls, Hayes Falls, and Tolo Falls. We are currently looking for more info. If you have some, let us know! "Add More Info" at bottom of page.

Location Looking for directions, see map.

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Emigrant Creek Falls
Elevation: 3525 feet
Latitude: 42.06 N
Longitude: 122.54861 W
USGS: Siskiyou Pass 71/2
Height - Width: Unknown
Falls Type: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Stream: Emigrant Creek
Watershed: Rogue River
Best Flows: Unknown
Facilities ?

Information
EMIGRANT CREEK FALLS is the Unofficial name of this waterfall. Currently looking for more info. If you have some, let us know! "Add More Info" at bottom of page.

Location
We believe Emigrant Falls is remotely located halfway between Emigrant Lake County Recreation Area (North) and Iron Gate Reservoir to the South. Please Verify.

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Chocolate Falls
Elevation: 3111 feet
Latitude: 42.02222 N
Longitude: 122.63444 W
USGS: Mt. Ashland 7 1/2"
Height & Width: Unknown
Falls Type: Unknown
Stream: UnKnown
Watershed: Klamath River
Best Flows: Unknown

Information
CHOCOLATE FALLS is the Official name of this waterfall. It is on private property, and one has to cross private property to access.

Location
We believe Chocolate Falls is remotely located halfway between Mt Ashland and Pilot Rock, near Colestine Rd and Interstate 5, on private property.

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Three Southern Oregon Waterfalls In One Day!

WATERFALLS NEAR MEDFORD & THE ROGUE VALLEY

Mill Creek Falls - 58 minutes from Medford 

In an explosive display of Mother Nature’s power, Mill Creek Falls dives 173 feet into the Rogue River Gorge. Upon your arrival, enjoy an easy hike along a gorgeous, tree-lined trail that’s wide enough for kids to play and explore. Mill Creek Falls is a good year round destination and located near the small town of Prospect. 

Barr Creek Falls 

Barr Creek Falls is a unique specimen. The falls range from a strong deluge in the spring, to a lighter spritzing later in the summer. If you visit during spring, you can see Barr Falls as a double waterfall. The falls also have an interesting history. According to Oregon Geographic Names, Barr Creek was named after the presence of a cattle bar which prevented livestock from straying out of a ranch that runs along the creek. This waterfall is located on the same trail as Mill Creek Falls. 

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What is it about waterfalls that draw us to them?  Gary and I did a southern Oregon waterfall/hiking tour for our anniversary and it was one of the best trips we have ever taken.  We enjoyed every moment of the serenity.  The quiet meditation as we hike to each waterfall is so calming and welcome.  Whether we are with the kids or hiking as a couple, we all have our eyes wide open so that we don't miss a thing; a squirrel crossing our path, a lizard on a rock, or just waiting for that first moment when we hear the thundering of the falls, every hike is memorable, every waterfall breathtaking.  Our 10 waterfall trail can be done in one day, but if you have kids you might want to break it down into two or three days over the weekend; possibly camping along the way or even day tripping it from anywhere in the Rogue Valley and breaking it down into sections.

BUTTE FALLS - Waterfalls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do - Hikes - Kids

1.       BUTTE FALLS - Not even a hike really, you get to this fall right as you enter Butte Falls from hwy 62.  Take a right at Falls Rd before you actually hit the town of Butte Falls.  You will pass a business on the left and as you go down the road, just as it is starts turning to the left you will see a clearing straight ahead.  That is where you will park and where the very short path to the waterfall is.  A quick looksee and you are on to your next destination.

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2.       MILL CREEK FALLS and AVENUE OF THE BOULDERS - Another pretty, easy hike, the trail is gorgeous with lots of beautiful trees and a nice wide trail for the kids to run and explore.  From the viewpoint you can see it from the top but there is a path that takes you to the see the falls from down below.  We haven't tackled that yet, but it is on our waterfall bucket list!  Next up is an easy trek right within the same trail.

BARR CREEK FALLS  - Waterfalls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do - Hikes - Kids

3.       BARR CREEK FALLS - If you are able to make it to Mill Creek Falls during spring break you will be lucky enough to see Barr Falls as a double waterfall.  You keep taking the same trail as Mill Creek Falls to the right and they have a perfect rock viewpoint to see it.  Another falls that has a trail to the bottom that is not easily accessible.

PEARSONEY FALLS - Waterfalls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do - Hikes - Kids

4.       PEARSONY FALLS - If you are going to go see Mill Creek Falls you must go see Pearsony Falls.  Take a right on the road instead of left back to the highway and you will head to the town of Prospect, on your right will be a rest area.  There is no sign, but there is a trail that will take you to Pearsony Falls.  A lush green path that is perfect for kids to venture on their own.  It's a beautiful falls with lots of moss covered rocks so be careful not to slip and fall in when you are trying to get the perfect photo!  If you continue on down the path you will see Mill Creek Falls from the top.

NATIONAL CREEK FALLS - Waterfalls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do - Hikes - Kids

5.       NATIONAL CREEK FALLS - When we went to see National Creek Falls we were kind of tired from hiking and exploring Mill Creek Falls for half the day so it seemed like it took FOREVER.  Just when you think, there is no way we are going the right direction you finally hit the trailhead.  Luckily it was such a short trek the kids were easily appeased.  You get to get up close and personal with these falls so it was really fun for the kids to feel the mist coming off of the falls.

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6.       LEMOLO FALLS - A gorgeous falls with a very steep hike down.  If you go there in the summer make sure that you have mosquito spray and sunscreen as the hike is partly sunny and partly shady.  More about our hike here on our blog.

WATSON FALLS - Waterfalls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do - Hikes - Kids

7.       WATSON FALLS - A nice easy trail for everyone, there are a couple of spots that you might want to hold the kids hand but it is fairly easy to navigate.  Take the trail in a circle for a different view as you go back to the main road.  I highly recommend this in the winter to avoid the crowds and the view is stunning!  I can't wait to go back again.  For more about this waterfall hiking adventure go here.

TOKETEE FALLS - What to do in Southern Oregon - Waterfalls - Hiking - Kids - Outdoor Adventures
TOKETEE FALLS - What to do in Southern Oregon - Waterfalls - Hiking - Kids - Outdoor Adventures

8.       TOKETEE FALLS - Probably my favorite trail yet!  There is so much to see on your way to the falls.  The trail takes you along a beautiful gorge that makes you want to take a dip on a warm summer’s day.  While the view is fantastic from the top, the sense of accomplishment you get from getting down to the bottom of the waterfall and then being rewarded with the resplendent view is unequaled.  I can't wait to go back again.  For more about this waterfall hiking adventure go here.

FALL CREEK FALLS - Waterfalls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do - Hikes - Kids

9.       FALL CREEK FALLS - The trailhead for Fall Creek Falls is a little bit of a trek in but it is a magnificent hike as you follow Fall Creek through an enchanting trail of moss covered walls called the "squeeze play rocks".  We were told if you continue up the path you can see the top tier of the falls that we didn't do…once again we have something to go back to explore another day!  I can't wait to go back again.  For more about this waterfall hiking adventure go here.

SUSAN CREEK FALLS - Waterfalls - What to do in Southern Oregon - Things to do - Hikes - Kids

10.   SUSAN CREEK FALLS - Susan Creek Falls was one of the longer trails that we have taken but it's a very family friendly route with flora and fauna plaques along the way.  Ilias read every one.   Another waterfall that the kids enjoyed because you could get up close and personal.

MILL CREEK FALLS

What's next?  Our waterfall hunting adventures will include all of the waterfalls that we missed this winter due to being snowed out which include Clearwater Falls, Lemolo Falls, Warm Spring Falls, and Whitehorse Falls.  Do you have any suggestions?  What are your must see waterfall experiences?  We want to visit every waterfall in Oregon ultimately so any suggestions you have are welcome!  Happy waterfall hunting!

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