Shadow Falls is a rather aptly named waterfall along Cavitt Creek in the Umpqua National Forest. Cavitt Creek funnels down a narrow gorge where the creek has scoured several potholes in the bedrock, twisting into a narrow chasm with a pool at the bottom. The rock has been scoured such that it appears the falls drop through a hole in the rock when viewing from certain angles (there doesn't actually appear to be a hole).
- Shadow Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
The falls have been fairly well known for quite some time, but it isn't known when they were discovered (likely by loggers). The name stems from the dark chasm the falls drop into, rarely receiving direct sunlight.
Shadow Falls is located in the Umpqua National Forest south of Glide. From the town of Glide along Highway 138, follow the Little River Road for 6 1/2 miles to Cavitt Creek Road, turn right and proceed another 8 miles to the parking area on the right. The trail drops gradually down to Cavitt Creek and reaches the falls in a mile.