Watson Falls

MODERATE 41 reviews
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Watson Falls is a 0.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Glide, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

forest

river

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

272 foot waterfall over basalt lava cliffs up the Umpqua River Valley. Watson Falls is the third highest waterfall in Oregon at 272 feet. It is the most beautiful waterfall along the North Umpqua River Valley. You will cross a wooden bridge below the falls that will put you right into the lower rapids with an amazing view of the falls as they roar over the basalt lava cliffs ahead.

hiking
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this hike. The falls are gorgeous. We took our time because there are several view points and we wanted to enjoy them all.

1 month ago

Wow!!

1 month ago

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1 month ago

Nice little hike, nice addition if your passing through & you have some extra time, lots of Mosquitoes, (at least when we were there in July)

1 month ago

It was a lot of fun

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2 months ago

Great views as you hike in. What a gem

2 months ago

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3 months ago

Short sweet good trail. We did this back in march when there was still snow. It was awesome. Nice lil climb but great payoff.

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5 months ago

Unsure as to why this has a moderate rating. Very easy hike, especially if you take it slow and enjoy the moss covered rocks and cascading creek. And the waterfall is incredible!

hiking
5 months ago

Did Toketee first and hit this after

hiking
5 months ago

If you are doing the Toketee Falls hike make some time to add Watson to your day. Watson Falls is massive and very gorgeous right now. I was absolutely in love.