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Southern Oregon: Waterfalls of the North Umpqua River

Take an alternative route to nature

The North Umpqua is one of Oregon’s Wild & Scenic Rivers it is also a National Scenic Bi-way. Historic Hwy 138 is known for its natural wonders. Here you’ll find Rivers, Streams, Lakes, Forested Mountains and best of all Waterfalls. Your journey truly begins when you reach the North Umpqua River. Make your way to this internationally known river and pick your adventure.

Majestic waterfalls wait your discovery. With dozens of trails to choose from, rest assured there is a trail here to meet everyone’s skill and abilities. Graceful and Beautiful “Toketee Falls” (pictured) was born to a narrow gorge and the massive flow of the North Umpqua River. The trail to the falls takes you thru an old growth forest to viewing platform. From there you can see the falls cascade over two drops to a pool below.

Another well-known waterfall is “Deadline Falls” This massive but short waterfall is where you will see Steelhead and Salmon jumping over this powerful waterfall on their journey from the Pacific Ocean to spawn in the tributary waters of the Cascade Mountains. The North Umpqua trail #1414 begins 79 miles from the High Cascades at Swiftwater Park near the town of Idleyld Park. The trail is rated as easy and is accessible to the disabled and is popular with families and seniors.

The North Umpqua region hosts several other trails to hike and numerous waterfalls to immerse yourself in. Some local favorites are Lemolo Falls, Watson Falls, Clearwater Falls they are certain to supply you with a full dose of nature.

Other area Adventures are River Rafting, Kayaking, Canoeing, Mountain biking, and Fishing.

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