Yellow Creek Falls was an unexpected find for me. The falls occur within etrueight of the Rogue-Coquille Scenic Byway, just south of Coquille-Myrtle Grove State Park. Looking at the geology of the area, I'm not surprised at the existence of a waterfall here anymore. The South Fork Coquille River has cut a modest canyon, through a layer of sedimentary rock, which stretches between Myrtle Grove and the Siskiyou National Forest. Virtually every stream entering the South Fork drops into this canyon in some form of waterfall. Yellow Creek Falls just happens to be one of the more obvious ones.
- Yellow Creek Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall.
Located north of the town of Powers, along the Rogue-Coquille Scenic Byway. From the city of Coos Bay, follow Highway 101 south to Highway 42. Follow Highway 42 for about 21 miles, and turn right onto the Rogue-Coquille Scenic Byway, signed for the town of Powers. Follow this road for 10.5 miles to Yellow Creek Road, and park. The falls are located just across the street. You should hear them from the road. There are several steep scramble paths which lead to semi-obstructed views of the falls.