Easy Access Falls
Prospect Mill Creek Falls, Barr Creek Falls, Pearsony Falls, and Avenue of the Boulders are all accessible from this trail.
Mill Creek and Barr Creek Falls are well seen from the trail, but to access them up close, you must hike down the Mill Creek from an access point known as Avenue of the Boulders. This can be a sketchy off-trail scramble, so it is best to avoid high water events in the late spring. However, seeing all of this in the snow is also a special experience.
Prospect State Scenic Viewpoint, is a state park in the U.S. state of Oregon. It was formerly known as Mill Creek Falls Scenic Area, a private hiking area that was developed by Willamette Industries near the community of Prospect on Oregon Route 62 in Jackson County. The Avenue of the Boulders was formed in 1920 by the construction and subsequent draining of the valley by a hydroelectric dam.
The on-trail hiking is quite easy and the signage is clear. The entire hike to the view points and the Avenue will take less than an hour. In-step crampons are helpful in the winter, if you plan on doing any off trail exploring.
This hike is listed as One-Way.
When hiking several trails on a single "hike", log it with a generic name that describes the hike. Then link the trails traveled, check out the example.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.