Highway Falls is the most easily accessed of several small to modest waterfalls along the upper Rogue River in the vicinity of Crater Lake National Park. The falls occur where the river crashes over a wide extrusion of basalt about 10 feet tall, turning 90 degrees to its initial angle of flow after the fall. The cascade can be easily seen from Highway 230 and thusly enjoyed by all who pass by, however this is certainly not a spot I would suggest stopping at if one only has a limited amount of time to see waterfalls in the area.
- Highway Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
- Known Alternate Names: Lower Rogue Falls
The name of the falls stems from its adjacency to the sweeping bend in Highway 230 where the river kisses the road very briefly then bends away again. Greg Plumb calls this one Lower Rogue Falls in A Waterfall Lovers Guide to the Pacific Northwest.
Highway Falls can be seen adjacent to Highway 230 approximately 5 3/4 miles north of the junction of Highways 230 and 62 in the town of Union Creek. The falls are also accessible from the opposite side of the river from the Rogue River trail.