Thundering Waters - Oregon Cascade Falls User Guide
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Bureau of Land ManagementUnited States Forest Service
Grotto Falls
Type of Falls: Plunge Trail Length: 0.3 mile - Rating: Moderate

The glistening waters of this attractive waterfall invite visitors to experience a closer view. Water plunges 100 feet over a cliff with the trail passing behind the falls into a natural cavern. This trail is developed for hiker use only.


At milepost 16 on Hwy. 138, turn south on Little River Road (County Road 17, becoming Forest Road 27) and follow for 16.1 miles. Turn left on Road 2703 and travel for 4.4 miles to Road 2703-150, following for 2 miles to the trailhead turnout, just past Emile Creek Bridge.

Nearby Attractions

Coolwater Campground, Emile Shelter. Managed by North Umpqua Ranger District, USFS

Grotto Falls Grotto Falls
Grotto Falls

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