The Elk Creek drainage is absolutely chock-full of large waterfalls. So far, I've mapped 11 waterfalls on it's various tributaries. Unfortunately, Elk Creek Falls is the only one of those that are easily accessed. On the plus side, Elk Creek Falls is one of the best waterfalls in the area. The falls drop over at least two tiers, each about 70 feet tall, with a possible 3rd tier a short distance above, which may bring the total height close to 200 feet. The falls are located just off the road, and are accessed via a barrier free trail, and a picnic table. During the winter, there are a pair of pretty ephemeral waterfalls in the area, one just downstream of the trailhead, and one just below Elk Creek Falls.
- Elk Creek Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Located in the Siskiyou National Forest. 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, which becomes FR 33, for about 17.7 miles, to the signed trailhead on the left. The trail leads to the base of the falls in less than 5 minutes.