National Creek Waterfalls
off the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway in Oregon

travel the rogue umpqua scenic byway and the crater lake hwy, oregon hwy 62, see crater lake national park, the wild and scenic rogue river, the wild and scenic umpqua river, hike to waterfalls, hiking trails along the rogue river - the rogue river national hiking trails, and hiking trails along the umpqua river; try the umpqua hot springs, visit toketee and lemolo lakes.

National Creek Waterfalls
... hiking trails of the Rogue Siskiyou National Forest

Heading west* on the Crater Lake Hwy, Oregon Hwy 62, you'll come to the junction for Union Creek, turn right on the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway, Oregon Hwy 230. Travel north 6 miles, you'll see a sign that says, "National Creek Falls 1/4 mile" on the east side of the road. You'll drive by Highway Waterfalls on the right on the Rogue River. Further north, you'll drive through mountains of volcanic ash, left behind as Mt Mazama erupted, leaving behind the beauty of Crater Lake we see today. When you see the sign for National Creek Waterfalls, turn right on FS 6530. Drive 3 miles to the junction with road 6530-300. Turn right and proceed to the parking area and trailhead at the end of the road. The hike to National Creek Waterfall is short, but through a lovely forest. The forest service rates it more difficult, and I guess it's because it goes downhill into the canyon. If a hiking trail goes down, it has to go up again. That must be why it's rated more difficult. I certainly think it's an easy hike. It's only .4 of a mile. Necessary information: the trail requires a NW Service Pass: $5.00 from the USFS, available for purchase at the trailhead.

*If you're traveling north from Medford on the Crater Lake Hwy, Oregon Hwy 62, continue north beyond the junction for the turnoff to Crater Lake National Park. You'll be on the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway, Oregon Hwy 230. From there follow the directions as stated above. Other points of interest: Highway Waterfalls on the right. You'll drive through mountains of volcanic ash left behind when Mt Mazama erupted to leave behind the beautiful crater lake we see today. Rabbit ears, and interesting volcanic formation on the left when you drive north. And as you reach the end of Oregon Hwy 230, to connect with Oregon Hwy 138, still part of the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway, you'll see the jagged spires of Mt Thielsen before you. Stop at the viewpoint on the right to take a picture or two if you like.

This short hike to National Creek Waterfalls is but a segment of the Crater Rim to Hamaker Campground on the Upper Rogue River Hiking trail.

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Forward ~ The forest as seen from the hiking trail to National Creek Waterfalls.

Back ~ Highway Waterfalls on the Rogue River
viewed when traveling the Rogue Umpqua Scenic Byway.

USFS: Rogue River Siskiyou National Forest in Oregon.

Poison Oak can be a problem at these elevations. Want to see a picture?

Hiking trails in the Rogue Siskiyou National Forest of Oregon, the forest as seen when hiking to National Creek Waterfalls, pictured to the right.

hiking trails in the rogue siskiyou national forest in oregon: national creek waterfalls accessed off the rogue umpqua scenic byway, oregon hwy 230, not far from crater lake national park.

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walking along the river at gathering light ... a retreat near crater lake in southern oregon: cabins, tree houses in the forest on the river.

Hiking in Winema National Forest a little nore than a mile from Gathering Light ... a retreat, pictured above to the right.