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Rogue River Gorge Falls
   Jackson County, Oregon

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The term Rogue River Gorge is often applied to long stretches of the Wild and Scenic River, but this short stretch where the river courses through a narrow chasm carved no wider than 10 feet in places, is the proper feature to apply the name to. This waterfall occurs at the head of the gorge. The falls begin where the river splits around an island composed of basalt talus. The visible channel of the river spreads across the smooth basalt bedrock and veils about 5 vertical feet into a trough in a very scenic display. Shortly downstream the two channels converge and cascade another 25 feet into the narrowest and deepest portion of the gorge. The waters of the river swirl calmly for several hundred feet then resumes its boisterous journey towards the ocean after exiting the slot no more than 500 feet downstream from the entrance.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Rogue River Gorge Falls is the name of this waterfall.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

easy access

The Rogue River Gorge is found at a developed interpretive area about 1 1/4 miles south of the junction of Highways 230 and 62, immediately north of the small village of Union Creek. The parking area is well signed and those traveling southbound will see the upper portion of the falls shortly before the parking area is seen on the right. The trail from the parking lot is all of about 500 feet long and paved.

Latitude

42.91042 N

Longitude

-122.44112 W

Elevation

3324 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Union Creek 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Natural Bridge Falls

2.973 miles

Union Creek Falls

4.449 miles

Knob Falls

5.021 miles

Turner Drop

6.936 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

37.3

IWC

4.87  (Class 5)

RATING

53.1 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

30 feet

Tallest Drop

25 feet

Num. Drops

2

AVG. Width

30 feet

Pitch

59 degrees

Run

200 feet

Primary Form

Steep Cascade

 

Watershed

Rogue River

Stream

Rogue River

AVG. Volume

500.0 cfs

Source

Springs

Seasonality

Best Flows

Year Round

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 27, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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