Clearwater, Oregon

Top Spots in and near Clearwater

  • Clearwater, Oregon

    Toketee Falls

    4.6
    0.79 mi / 98 ft gain
    Toketee Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in all of Oregon, renowned for the graceful columnar basalt formation framing the two-stepped falls. The North Umpqua River has carved a sinuous gorge out of the lava flow, resulting in a waterfall of 113 feet in height - a 28 foot upper tier whi...
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  • Idleyld Park, Oregon

    Watson Falls

    4.3
    0.54 mi / 515 ft gain
    Watson Falls hurtles over a cathedral amphitheater wall of basalt, crashing into a long talus slope covered in moss and vine maple. At 272 feet, Watson Falls is the 3rd tallest waterfall in Oregon. We actually stumbled upon Watson Falls driving back from Toketee Falls. The parking area is about ...
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Umpqua Hot Springs

    3.7
    0.52 mi / 108 ft gain
    When you arrive at the hot springs you'll see a bathroom and large dumpster in a small gravel parking lot. From the parking lot you'll see a bridge which leads to the trail up to the springs. Its a 0.25 mile walk up to seven different pools, sitting 150ft. above the North Umpqua River. All the ho...
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  • Idleyld Park, Oregon

    Whitehorse Falls

    3.0
    In June of 2015, I visited as many remote waterfall locations in Oregon as I could find. Whitehorse Falls, located along the Clearwater River in Douglas County, was one of those on my list. It's a small waterfall that is just off highway 138 (about 4.5 miles east of Toketee Falls) in Central Oreg...
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  • Diamond Lake, Oregon

    Clearwater Falls

    4.3
    0.15 mi / 7 ft gain
    This has to be one of the most overlooked waterfalls in Oregon. It doesn't get a lot of publicity, and it's tucked away in south-central Oregon. As such, many people don't pay it much attention. That's too bad. Clearwater Falls can be found just off Highway 138, near mile marker 69. Clearwater F...
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Muir Creek Falls

    5.0
    1.08 mi / 135 ft gain
    Muir Creek Falls Trail is an out-and-back trail that takes you by a waterfall located near Crater Lake, Oregon.
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Mt. Bailey and Hemlock Butte Cabin

    11.09 mi / 3192 ft gain
    The trail starts at 5200 feet and climbs through the forest for 1.6 miles to an opening with a great view off diamond lake and the beautiful and very recognizable Mt. Thielsen. There are several small outcropping here that make a perfect spot to stop and get out the backpacking stove for some mou...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Base of Mt. Thielsen via Mt. Thielsen Trail

    4.7
    7.26 mi / 1926 ft gain
    The Trail begins at Mt. Thielsen Trailhead/Sno Park and takes you up through a vast forest of pines. As you ascend, Diamond Lake will slowly start to peak through. Continue straight at mile marker 1.6 and keep an eye out for Mt. Thielsen ahead. Just before entering Mount Thielsen Wilderness aroun...
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  • Crescent, Oregon

    Mt. Thielsen Summit

    2.8
    8.88 mi / 3291 ft gain
    It may look quite intimidating from the base and surrounding areas but this hike/climb to the summit is quite straightforward and the standard route is non-technical. That being said, there are areas with some significant exposure with 2200 foot drops on its north and east faces that will definit...
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  • Tiller, Oregon

    South Umpqua Falls

    If you are early enough, you can park at the designated day use parking area, which is where the bathroom is. There are picnic benches there along with a path to the top of the falls. If you want to be where the real action is, take the dirt trail down to the bottom of the falls which is less tha...
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  • Lane County, Oregon

    Summit Diamond Peak

    9 mi / 3600 ft gain
    At 8,743 feet, Diamond Peak is almost as tall as the other iconic volcanoes of the Oregon Cascades, but sees just a fraction of the people. Outside the range of casual Portland day hikes and hard to see from the highway and from other peaks, Diamond Peak and the spectacular wilderness surrounding...
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  • Douglas County, Oregon

    Hike to Susan Creek Falls

    4.0
    1.9 mi / 434 ft gain
    This hike starts at the main parking lot about a mile away from the falls. The falls are accessed via a very easy, well graded trail developed and maintained by the Oregon BLM.The hike through the forest and pine trees make it for a fantastic and fairy tale-like hike. When you arrive at Susan Cre...
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  • Prospect, Oregon

    Explore the Rogue River Gorge

    5.0
    This 500 ft. long gorge carved out of an old lava tube sits right along highway 62 near Crater Lake. The original road that brought travelers to the National Park passed right next to the gorge but it now remains hidden from view of the current highway. The area isn't large but has a nice parking...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Take a Boat Tour of Crater Lake & Hike to the Top of Wizard Island

    4.0
    Wizard Island is located in the middle of Crater Lake National Park. In order to get out to there you have to book a tour through the commercial concierge. Tickets were fairly pricey, but included a full boat tour of Crater Lake, plus 3 hours on the island itself. Half the tour is before you reac...
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  • Klamath County, Oregon

    The Rim at Crater Lake NP

    4.3
    30.99 mi / 4124 ft gain
    Why Go? Avoid the crowds in summer and have the entire 33 mile long rim and 21 square miles of beautiful Crater Lake to yourself. Sunrises and sunsets that will take your breath away; stars and a milky way you can get lost in for days. Expect solitude and beautiful scenery, nothing less. The 360 ...
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  • CRATER LAKE, Oregon

    Photograph Crater Lake

    4.9
    Crater is a short 20min drive up Highway 62 off of the 97. We were chasing sunset and caught the last glimmers of twilight. Just driving around the west rim is amazing. Pictures did absolutely no justice to this place, you have to see it with your own eyes...it's MASSIVE!!! Every small pull-off/p...
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Camping and Lodging in Clearwater

Toketee Lake Campground
Douglas County, Oregon

Toketee Lake Campground

Toketee Group Site
Douglas County, Oregon

Toketee Group Site

Eagle Rock Campground
Douglas County, Oregon

Eagle Rock Campground

Bunker Hill Campground
Douglas County, Oregon

Bunker Hill Campground

East Lemolo Campground
Douglas County, Oregon

East Lemolo Campground

Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North KOA Holiday
Douglas County, Oregon

Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North KOA Holiday

Guides, Insights and Stories from Clearwater

How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

How to plan a 3-day Winter trip to the Crater Lake area

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