Visiting four Jackson County, Oregon waterfalls in one afternoon is easy!
Just head toward Prospect, and follow the linked maps in each section for directions! To see even more photos and videos from this trip, join Southern Oregon Outdoors – Photos, Views, Hikes, 4×4 Runs on Facebook.
by Ryan & Kerri Mallory
Mill Creek Falls & Bar Creek Falls
With Mill Creek Falls (173 ft – pictured above ) and Bar Creek Falls (240 ft) only a quarter-mile apart, it’s definitely 2-for-1 view that will amaze your senses. You will find a map in the parking lot and more signs along the way. You’ll have a half-mile walk on a very nice dirt trail. to get to your first waterfall (Mill Creek Falls). Walk back to the intersection and continue on to Bar Creek Falls. It is the larger of the two, and it’s rock terrace viewpoint is well worth the extra time. You will have an out and back hike to each, with a fairly mild elevation gain.
Dogs are welcome on leash. There is no charge for parking in the paved lot at the Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area and a couple picnic tables. There are no other facilities.
Avenue of the Boulders
Avenue of the Boulders, near Prospect, Oregon, feels like a prehistoric hike, with over trails and through large boulders, ferns and mossy trees. It’s cool in the summer and quite chilly in the winter. The first hydro-electric damn in the area was removed from here. With a historical marker placed on site and only a few cement buttresses remaining, the natural beauty of the river raging through boulders is shockingly interesting. You can choose the short walk (under 1/2 mile) to the river, or take a 2.4 mile loop. Free parking is available.
The trail to Pearsony Falls has an ADA accessible, very easy trail that starts at a parking lot right in Prospect, Oregon. The shady 1.2 mile in and out walk is a great way to cool off. The falls come off of a rock face in multiple locations, making a waterfall corners. If you walk across the natural log bridge, you can easily walk down by the waterfall’s pool. Pets are welcome on leash.
By Ryan & Kerri Mallory