• Activities:

    Photography, Hiking

  • Skill Level:

    Beginner

  • Season:

    Spring, Summer, Autumn

  • Trail Type:

    Out-and-Back

  • RT Distance:

    0.5 Miles

Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
River
Scenic
Waterfall

Easy access to a beautiful waterfall.

Pearsony falls, located in the Oregon State Park known as Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint, is about 15 feet tall and cascades picturesquely in two sections underneath a green canopy and between mossy rocks. The falls flow year round, though water levels vary with the season. A trip to Pearsony Falls can easily be combined with other destinations in the area, such as Mill and Barr Creek Falls, the Rouge River Gorge and Crater Lake. 

Turn off Highway 62 on Mill Creek Drive, the parking lot is about 5 miles down the road. Begin looking for the parking lot after you cross over the Rouge River. The parking lot for Pearsony Falls is after the parking lot for Mill Creek Falls--it is the one with the restroom. 

From the end of the parking lot, follow an old logging road gently downhill  through a canopy of fir and broadleaf trees. You will begin to hear the falls as you approach. The falls can be easily seen from the trail and there are a few places to walk down to the water's edge.

The trail continues past the falls to an overlook of Avenue of the Boulders. 

Dogs are allowed on a leash 6ft long or shorter. 

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Tripod
  • Polarizing Filter
  • Neutral Density Filter
  • Want to relax to the sound of water? Bring a hammock and string it up along the creek just down stream of the waterfall and enjoy the view!
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Good easy hike anyone can do, I'm blessed to live in the area.

10 months ago
10 months ago

Sierra Joy

Ecologist. Writer. Photographer. Inflicted by a serious Travel Bug, no cure found to date. Currently writing a book about the American West while living life on the road, working with wildlife biologists and exploring our public lands. I might be your spirit animal.

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