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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, Outdoors
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Hillsboro, Oregon
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81 reviews 81 reviews
31 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
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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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213 reviews 213 reviews
27 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 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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146 reviews 146 reviews
41 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Eugene, Oregon
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

What a pretty place. Just off highway 126. A very short walk from parking lot. Parking lot has bathrooms great driving break.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I am planning a trip to Sisters Oregon and saw a review for the Sahalie and Koosah Falls. I looked it up on a map and the map notes that it is near Redmond OR between Sisters OR. But actually it is near a town called McKenzie Bridge. This change my itinerary. BTW I had to rate this to post... More

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Tulsa, OK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

These falls are great to see and easy to get to. You can either park at one and hike the loop to see both (3 miles for the loop?) or park at one and short hike to it, then park at the other and short hike to it. Walking along the river between these two falls is beautiful, as the... More

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