This fine example of a classic 'Fan' form waterfalls is yet more proof than while Oregon may not have some of the tallest waterfalls in the country, it houses some of the prettiest. The infant stretches of the Little River (truly living up to it's name at this point) plummets over protruding bulbous rocks, spreading the water outwards into a small deep green pool. Because of the way the water is dispersed by the rocks, the falls look drastically different from different angles. I recommend visiting this waterfall later in the year, one because it's a much prettier photography subject in periods of lower discharge, and two, when the river is higher, it may not be possible to move around on the rocky beach at the falls' base without getting wet during the spring melt.
- Yakso Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Yakso is a Chinook Jargon word meaning "hair". A rather fitting name for this waterfall in my opinion.
Drive east from Roseburg to the small town of Glide, and turn south on the signed Little River Road. Follow the Little River Road for 25.8 miles to the signed Lake-in-the-Woods campground. The trailhead for Yakso Falls lies directly across the street from the entrance, park in the campground or along the road. Follow the trail, which winds amongst towering Evergreens, lacy Vine Maples and wild Rhododendrons, to the base of the falls in 7/10 mile.