Diamond Lake and Watson Falls

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After leaving Crater Lake we headed a little farther north to see several more waterfalls.  We never did get to see Diamond Lake, but we found Clearwater Falls which you can drive in pretty close to see.  Only a short walk to the bottom of the falls and they even had restrooms and a small picnic grounds there too.  This is not a tall falls but rather a cascade and it is pretty wide.  Lots of downed trees scattered about too.

Whitehorse Falls was our next stop and it was a little less than we had hoped.  We could see it from above and it looked pretty nice from up there, but to see it from below meant a long and difficult trail hike down the river.

  We opted for the upper view only.

Watson Falls was our last falls in this area.  The parking lot at the turnout from the highway had restrooms and an information kiosk about the falls, and arrows pointing towards the trail.  This was a steep uphill trail with a few rocks and lots of steps built into the trail.  Some of the steps were small, three to four inches each, while some were well over a foot, which were pretty difficult to climb.  The trail was so steep it required switchbacks and you felt like you weren’t making much progress.  But finally, as you neared the top you could see the falls and it gave you new energy. This falls is listed as 272 feet tall plunge and 25 feet wide.  When we were there is wasn’t at full flow, but it was still well worth the hike.  Actually going down was hard too, because I was afraid of sliding.

spocklogic says:
Sometimes the view is worth the effort!
Posted on: Apr 20, 2012
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