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Sahalie and Koosah Falls

Address: Highway 126, Sisters, OR
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Sisters
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Beijing, China
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45 reviews 45 reviews
9 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a great place to visit. Stop at the Sahalie Falls and park there. There is a trail to walk down to Koosah Falls. Spectacular water along the way and many great picture taking spots. This is a must see for anyone visiting Central Oregon.

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172 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Well worth the stop to see both falls or the hike on the trail connecting the two falls. Easy access off highway and well marked. Available parking and restrooms at each site. Expect a series of stairs to get to the viewing areas. Both viewing areas give you superb views of the falls. Highly recommend a stop at these two... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Everybody stops here. There's a reason. These are some impressive waterfalls. The little trail connecting the two falls is lovely and feels wild, even though it's right off the road. Do it in the early morning and you may have it all to yourself.

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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38 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

There are several falls named Sahalie in the Northwest. This one on highway 126 is a real gem. It's a two minute walk to the viewpoint and another 1/4 down to Koosah falls from there. Even in October the massive amount of water flowing over Sahalie falls is impressive. Easy access on paved trail.

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Eugene, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Sahalie Falls was lovely! And just what I needed as I started a long drive to NM. I arrived early morning and felt excited as I pulled into park. I strolled along the path surrounded by tall, lush trees and could feel the spray of the falls as I got closer. While I have visted taller and larger falls, I... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

My wife is 7 months pregnant and she was able to walk to both waterfalls without any troubles. It was easy walk with well defined trails and great views of waterfalls!

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North Salt Lake, Utah
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217 reviews 217 reviews
27 attraction reviews
203 helpful votes 203 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This is a very short walk to the falls and worth every step. Absolutely gorgeous. the hike is appropriate for all ages and doesn't take long.

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Irvine, California
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41 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

It's only a short walk from the parking to the falls and they are just so beautiful. The falls are on the beautiful McKenzie River. You must see these falls!

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Springfield, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

A beautiful hike that shows two awesome Mackenzie waterfalls! You start at Sahalie, which is right off of Hwy 126 near Sisters. After viewing the cool falls from the established viewpoint, you can begin the 1.5 mile hike down to Koosah. You see beautiful water that so clear and cold that it's ice blue and flows fast. Koosah Falls are... More 

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McMinnville, Oregon
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101 reviews 101 reviews
52 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Make sure you walk to both falls, it's an easy hike that youngsters can do. Lovely views! God's majesty at it's finest. In the heat of July this was a perfect stop to cool down by the mist of the falls.

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