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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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Lawrence, Kansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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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Magna, Utah
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We had been driving for several hours and decided we needed a little break so when we saw the sign for the waterfall, it seemed like it would be a nice diversion. That proved to be an understatement. The waterfall was less than a minute's walk from the parking lot. It was breath-taking and absolutely gorgeous. Just what this weary... More

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BEAVERTON
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16 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This is a great stop on route 126, there is plenty of parking, restrooms, the falls are really pretty and the loop trail is a great hike. The scenery is beautiful with old douglas firs and the trail isn't too difficult. A walking stick is helpful but not absolutely required.

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Springfield, Oregon
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7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Great hike from Sahalie to Koosah and back. Easy, and the rush of the McKenzie River and the falls is mind-blowing. One of my favorite hikes in Oregon.

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Livermore, CA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Lovely hiking trail along a beautiful Oregon river with gorgeous falls. Ample parking near trail. Well maintained trail. Pit toilets at parking area. Nothing to dislike at all except having to leave this beautiful spot. The trail is cool and shaded a welcome relief from the heat on a hot day.

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Portland, OR
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We love to hike, and this is one of the BEST! Well worth the drive. Our GPS clocked this at 4.5 miles round trip, but it was an easy hike.

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Another attraction I visited after spending 26 years in area. Should have gone years ago. It is a beautiful, moderately easy hike through old growth Douglas fir and cedar. Both Sahalie and Koosah Falls are pretty nice to behold, and the small reservoir down below was serene. A great place to take visitors and small kids. Arrive early, as the... More

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stop at Sahalie Falls every time we travel over the pass. The scenery is just beautiful. One year we stopped in the middle of winter. The parking lot isn't open during winter but we trekked down to the viewing point and what a treat. The falls were frozen over with a trickle of water coming out and rainbow over... More

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Sisters, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

A wonderful hike to some incredible waterfalls. If you go at the beginning of the summer, the snow melt off makes the falls more powerful then at the end of the summer. Anytime you go they are beautiful. Pretty easy hike as you walk along the river but beware of tree roots on the pathway. Highly recommend!

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