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By Travel Medford | 06/12/2020 | Outdoor Activities, Outdoor Adventure, Things to Do, Water Adventures

WATERFALLS NEAR MEDFORD & THE ROGUE VALLEY

Charming, mysterious and elegant waterfalls weave in-between, around and alongside the Rogue Valley’s mountains, forests and trails. Only an hour away (or less!) from numerous waterfalls, Medford is the heart of the Rogue and the launchpad for your waterfall journey. Whether you’re drawn to the powerful thundering water, breathtaking views or glimpsing local wildlife, grab a map, your best buddy and venture out to these fantastic water features.

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.

White Horse Falls 

Whitehorse Falls is a 14-foot waterfall on the Clearwater River, in Douglas County in the U.S. state of Oregon. It is located within the Whitehorse Falls Campground, about 4 miles east of Toketee Lake along Oregon Route 138.

Toketee Falls 

An iconic, highly photographed waterfall in Douglas County, on the North Umpqua River at its confluence with the Clearwater River. It is located approximately 2 hours Northwest of Medford near Oregon Route 138. 

Toketee, is a Chinook Jargon word meaning "pretty" or "graceful".

Rogue River Gorge

The trail is a 0.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Prospect, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Crowfoot Falls - 47 minutes from Medford

Crowfoot Falls offers something for the entire family. There’s ample room to view the falls, wade through, and play in the water. You can also swim to Crowfoot Creek and explore the cascading pools and waterfall ledge.

Chocolate Falls - 45 minutes from Medford

Chocolate Falls is located south of Ashland in the Bear Gulch valley. You can access the falls  via Colestin Road, which is south of the Trashi Chöling Buddhist Center and Temple Garden. Additionally, the Pacific Crest Trail passes just north of Chocolate Falls.

National Creek Falls 

This massive, fairyland style waterfall plunges from National Creek into a grotto surrounded by a meadow of mosses on the west skirt of the Crater Lake National Park, north of Union Creek, Oregon

Whether you’re an experienced waterfall hunter or simply seeking your next aquatic adventure, start your journey in the heart of the Rogue. 

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