PEARSONEY FALLS & NATURE TRAIL
HIKING WITH KIDS
Pearsoney Falls is located just outside the town of Prospect. Following Highway 62 south from Crater Lake, turn east on Mill Creek Road about 2/3 of a mile north of the Highway’s crossing of the Rogue River. Follow Mill Creek Road through town for 3/4 of a mile to the large parking area on the left side of the road (if you cross the Rogue River you’ve gone too far). Follow the trail from the north side of the parking lot for about 1/5 of a mile to the falls.
This hike is RIGHT next to Mill Creek Falls. All those times we hiked through Mill Creek, and never even realized Pearsoney Falls was right up the street. Thanks to a friend who mentioned to us, and has three little ones of her own – I KNEW it must be kid-friendly!
Pearsoney Falls was a tad hard to find in Prospect. We seemed to keep driving right past it as we were looking where to park. There is a parking lot right off the road, and when you park, take the path to the left. It is the simplest trail, and perfect for kids!
The falls just literally come up right next to you on the path! It really was incredible. I wasn’t expecting the water to be right next to us. Our kids had a blast!
Isn’t this how everyone ends up carrying their kids? 😉