Cascade Creek is a tiny tributary of the upper Rogue River near Crater Lake in southern Oregon. The creek heads in a small spring located just below the Rogue River trail and flows for about a half mile before gliding about 75 feet down the side of an impressively expansive canyon cut in the Mazama Ash formation - a reminder of the areas volcanically violent past. Scouring in the streambed seems to indicate the creek can move a bit of water during peak snowmelt, but when the melt has finished, the creek appears to be fed fairly consistently by the small spring, and I have no reason to think it dries out at any time during the year.
- Cascade Creek Falls is the name of this waterfall.
Cascade Creek Falls is located approximately 2 3/4 miles west of the uppermost trailhead of the Rogue River Trail at the Mazama viewpoint along Highway 230. It is possible to cut the walking time in half, however, by driving about 1 1/2 miles west from the Mazama trailhead, parking alongside the highway, and walking through the woods to intersect the Rogue River trail, then hiking about 3/4 of a mile east to where the falls are visible. Best views of the falls require walking along the canyon rim about 200 feet past where the trail turns south.