Lane County, Oregon, United States
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This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
HISTORY AND NAMES
- Smith Falls is the Official name of this waterfall
The falls are named for one "Bohemia" Smith, credited with discovering the Twin Rocks Mine further up in the drainage. Smith was said to have been traveling home from Lund Park while substantially inebriated, when he slipped and fell off a cliff, landing in a small tree, unscathed. When he was found suspended in the tree, he was said to be singing merrily, holding his empty whiskey jug.
Location and directions
Exit Interstate 5 at Cottage Grove (Exit 174) and drive east on Row River Road for approximately 19 1/2 miles to signed Brice Creek Road # 22. Follow Brice Creek Road for 8.4 miles and bear right (uphill) along Champion Creek Road #2473 - just before crossing Brice Creek for the third time. Follow this rough, but drivable road for 2.4 miles to where the falls can be seen next to the road, shortly after paralleling a deep canyon. The road is narrow and pullouts are few, so use caution when driving this route as you may not be able to pass anyone coming the other direction.
|Smith Falls is shown in the center. Additional nearby waterfalls (if any) can be found in the list below.|
Additional Nearby Waterfalls
|Name of Waterfall||Distance|
|Evergreen Falls||2.08 mi / 3.32 km|
|Blue Hole Falls||2.16 mi / 3.46 km|
|Lower Parker Falls||2.18 mi / 3.49 km|
|Trestle Creek Falls||2.33 mi / 3.72 km|
|Upper Parker Falls||2.36 mi / 3.78 km|
|Upper Trestle Creek Falls||2.48 mi / 3.97 km|
|Cheese Grater Falls||2.62 mi / 4.19 km|
|Grouse Mountain Falls||3.63 mi / 5.81 km|
|Brice Creek Falls||4.81 mi / 7.7 km|
|Cedar Creek Falls||4.95 mi / 7.92 km|
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The falls are fairly photogenic but a few small branches between the road and the falls obscure in some form or another. There isn't any room to maneuver below the road either, so roadside shots will have to suffice.
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