Watson Falls

MODERATE 30 reviews
#4 of 50 trails in

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.

DISTANCE
0.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
518 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

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.

12 days ago

hiking
18 days 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.

23 days ago

27 days ago

1 month ago

2 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
2 months ago

Did Toketee first and hit this after

hiking
2 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.

3 months ago

gorgeous

3 months ago

Beautiful hike

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

AMAZING Waterfall and great hike. Absolutely enjoyed the trail and seeing the waterfall as soon as you hit the bridge, it leaves you speechless. You can access the bottom off the waterfall from both view points and get some really good angles and lighting for photography. Repellent is a must. One of my favorites.

hiking
11 months ago

11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

attempted to do this hike mid day, we had to turn back after about 2 minutes due to the swarm of mosquitos! and we even applied repellent just prior to starting :( very disappointed.
*picutre provided was of the creek by the beginning picnic tables

11 months ago

Monday, June 13, 2016

hiking
Wednesday, June 01, 2016