Thundering Waters - Oregon Cascade Falls User Guide
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Bureau of Land ManagementUnited States Forest Service
Lemolo Falls
Type of Falls: Horsetail Trail Length: 1.7 mile - Rating: Difficult

The word "Lemolo" is a Chinook Indian term meaning "wild" or "untamed". The meaning comes to life as the North Umpqua River plunges 102 feet into a deep pool.


Route 1 (Best View): At milepost 72.8 on Hwy. 138, turn north on Road 2610, proceeding 4.2 miles. Turn left on Road 3401, Thorn Prairie Road. Go about 0.5 mile, turn right on Road 3401- 800. Continue 1.75 miles, turn right at Road 3401-840. The trail is at the end of the road 0.25 mile. The trail works its way down the canyon to the base of the falls. Route 2 (Limited Topside View): At Milepost 72.8 on Hwy. 138, turn north on Road 2610, proceeding 5.2 miles, crossing the dam to the fork in the road. Take fork to the left, Road 2610 -600. Proceed 0.5 mile, turn left across wooden bridge and park at the trailhead. This trail is 1.5 miles in length, following the North Umpqua Trail.

Nearby Attractions

Lemolo Lake Resort, Poole Creek Campground, Warm Springs Falls. Managed by Diamond Lake Ranger District, USFS

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