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Tributary Falls
   Douglas County, Oregon, United States

This waterfall has been surveyed, mapped and measured in person by the World Waterfall Database.
This is a small, very unnoteworthy waterfall encountered along the Hemlock Creek Trail. The falls cascade about 15 vertical feet as the creek passes beneath a footbridge. The waterfall was first cited in the 3rd edition of Waterfall Lovers Guide to the Pacific Northwest, but is only being included here as a disambiguation - it would otherwise not qualify to be included in the database. Because getting a clear view of the falls is difficult, I suggest skipping this one altogether and proceeding upstream along the trail to better waterfalls.


  • Tributary Falls is the Unofficial name of this waterfall

Location and directions

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. About 500 feet past the campground turn right and proceed another 500 feet to the trailhead (one can also start from Lake in the Woods Campground if desired). The falls are encountered below the footbridge 1/2 mile from the trailhead. There is no easy way to view the falls from the bottom - smashing through the brush is necessary.

Tributary 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
Middle Hemlock Falls 0.24 mi / 0.38 km
Clover Falls 0.44 mi / 0.7 km
Hemlock Falls 0.72 mi / 1.16 km
Yakso Falls 0.84 mi / 1.35 km
Flat Rock Falls 2.32 mi / 3.72 km
Cedar Creek Falls 2.99 mi / 4.79 km


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Photography tips

This is not a scenic waterfall. This is not a photogenic waterfall. Hell, this isn't even a waterfall I would have bothered taking a picture of if it weren't previously cited in books. Don't bother with this one (the contrast kills anyway, as you can see).

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