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Sahalie and Koosah Falls

Highway 126, Sisters, OR
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Sisters
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Waterfalls
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loira74
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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

You can walk from one falls to another, they are close. You can also pull off the highway to see each. Both a short walk from the parking lots. So beautiful, even my kids were impressed. The forest around it is enchanting as well. Lots of other beautiful things to see in the area. Stop here, it only takes a... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

More rural than Silver Falls but the same distance from Corvallis... you get to twist and turn on Route 20 til you get to Route 126...5 miles south and you are there...Koosah is the best...not Sahalie and make sure you take the time to do the 1.5 mile waterfall/McKenzie river loop...the view of the waterfalls is different on both sides...the... More

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Corvallis, Oregon
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Two beautiful waterfalls--bring your camera. Many people only venture to Clear Lake, but you need to go a little farther for these waterfalls.

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Virgin, Utah
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Over the course of a 12 day/3000+ mile driving tour including the redwood forests of Northern California, up the Oregon coast and winding back down through central Oregon, the Sahalie Falls hike was a highlight of our trip. If you're familiar with the redwoods and highway 101 up the Oregon coast, you know that says a lot. From the trailhead... More

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Innisfail, Canada
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

While travelling throughout Washington and Oregon this April, we were told, by a very nice local resident to stop and see the falls. This was a great find and we loved the falls. Being an amateur photographer I loved the location and the walkway that takes you so close to the action. Well maintained by the parks staff.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stop at Koosah Falls and walk about a mile up to Sahalie Falls. More parking at Koosah than Sahalie. Nice walk and great views.

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Newport Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We were so excited to visit these falls while in Sisters! This hike was very easy and beautiful! We started at Clear Lake and went up to the McKenzie River (bathrooms at this point). Beauty hits you in every direction on this hike. The water in the streams was crystal clear, and the falls were beyond gorgeous! You can hike... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Nice place to stop. Lovely but uneven walk. Restrooms are rustic. Beautiful falls and a great place to take a short break on the drive up the Cascades.

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Lawrence, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Relatively easy hike along the river encompassing two falls. Lush greenery, roaring river and falls, peaceful revery. some steps, and a bit steep in some sections, but overall not strenuous. Much cooler than outside the woods along the road. Has been hotter than expected in region and some forest fires with smoke filling the air, but along the trail was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

The falls are beautiful and the drive from Bend oregon is beautiful ! The trail to the falls is wheelchair / stroller/walker accessible with assistance in some spots. You can hear the falls from the parking lot. There are a few steps but switchbacks are available as alternate route. You can get close to falls and see them in a... More

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