Whitehorse Falls is the smaller but arguably prettier of the two named waterfalls along the Clearwater River. The falls occur where the river sluices through a narrow trough in rhyolitic bedrock and suddenly crashes 14 feet over a wall into a large pool below. Though the falls are located several miles downstream of Clearwater Falls, there is often less water present in Whitehorse Falls due to the integration of the river in the North Umpqua Hydroelectric system. The flow is consistent all year long, just not in tune with its natural levels nearly as much as it should be. When I visited the falls most recently in 2007, it appeared the Forest Service was rebuilding the viewpoint to be wheelchair accessible.
- Whitehorse Falls is the Official name of this waterfall.
Whitehorse Falls are situated within the Whitehorse Falls Campground, located 4 1/2 miles east of Tokatee Lake (or 63 1/2 miles east of Roseburg) along Highway 138. The parking area is encountered before the campground and the falls are visible immediately adjacent.