This will be about 2-2 1/2 hour drive to see waterfalls. Some are close to the road and easy hikes. Hopefully we will be able to complete 3 of the easy hikes and 1 moderate to the waterfalls. If we have time and energy we will also stop at a small hot springs spa. You will need to plan on this being a fairly long day.
You will need to bring with you a camera, sack lunch, snacks, sodas or water, a swimsuit, etc. and $10.00 for the van driver.
Warm Springs Falls: Easy 0.3 mile Columns of basalt are continuously pounded as this waterfall thunders over the 70 foot drop into the pool below.
Clearwater Falls: Easy 400 feet. This 30 foot falls cascades over moss-covered rocks and logs is only a short walk up the Clearwater River. The falls are adjacent to Clearwater Falls Campground.
Whitehorse Falls: Easy Punchbowl type falls adjacent to Whitehorse Falls Campgrounds. We will have an immediate view of this 15-foot falls on the Clearwater River.
Watson Falls: Moderate 0.4 mile This majestic waterfall is the highest in the southwest Oregon, plunging 272 feet over the edge of a basalt lava flow. A wooden bridge crosses Watson Creek 0.3 mile from the trailhead. The falls are also visible from the parking area.
Toketee Falls: Moderate 0.4 mile The trail leads visitors through an old growth forest along the North Umpqua River with views of cascading water through a narrow rock gorge. The trail has 200 steps leading to a sturdy deck overlooking the two tiered falls.
These are suggested waterfalls. No one has to walk any further than they desire. But I am offering a couple of varieties for those that would not mind a moderate hike.
If time allows we may try to make it to the hot springs spa which would allow for a dip in the spring's water.
CARPOOLING/VAN: Will meet up off Crater lake Hwy between Taco Bell and the Gas Pumps at 8:00. Chris from Happy Trails is providing a Van can accommodate 14. 8 sign ups with Medford Metropolitan Hiking. However if any wish to carpool and follow the van more are very welcome to come.