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Pearsoney Falls
   Jackson County, Oregon

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Pearsoney Falls is a small cascade along Mill Creek about 1/4 mile upstream of the much more worthy Mill Creek Falls. The falls cascade about 12 feet where the creek splits around a small island - the majority of the volume of the creek staying to the far side of the island (the smaller channel may run dry in the late summer). The falls are worth seeing if planning on hiking the trail system in Prospect, but focus on the larger waterfalls downstream first, then only if you have time, come see this one.

HISTORY AND NAMING INFORMATION

  • Pearsoney Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.

Pearsoney Falls was named for a pair of families who settled in the Prospect area, the Pearsons and the Mooneys.

LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

easy access

Pearsoney Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway's crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for 3/4 of a mile to the large parking area on the left side of the road (if you cross the Rogue River you've gone too far). Follow the trail from the north side of the parking lot for about 1/5 of a mile to the falls.

Latitude

42.74508 N

Longitude

-122.48954 W

Elevation

2481 feet

USGS Quadrangle

Prospect South 7 1/2"

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OTHER NEARBY WATERFALLS

Name

Distance

Prospect Falls

0.469 miles

Mill Creek Falls

0.706 miles

Barr Creek Falls

0.932 miles

Lower Red Blanket Falls

2.454 miles

 

 

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Magnitude

26.52

IWC

0.97  (Class 1)

RATING

40.85 %

 

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PHYSICAL MAKEUP

Height

12 feet

Tallest Drop

12 feet

Num. Drops

1

AVG. Width

25 feet

Pitch

77 degrees

Run

5 feet

Primary Form

Segmented Horsetails

 

Watershed

Rogue River

Stream

Mill Creek

AVG. Volume

100.0 cfs

Source

Unknown

Seasonality

Best Flows

Year Round

 
 

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UPDATE HISTORY

Jul 26, 2011

Added a picture(s) of this waterfall

 
 
 
 
 

 

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