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Proxy Falls

Highway 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Sisters
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
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English first
4 reviews 4 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

A short hike to a most beautiful area. Hike in and out takes approximately an hour or so. Good photo ops. There will be a fee to park in the late spring/summer months but no fee after about September 30th.

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Chehalis, Washington
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124 reviews 124 reviews
42 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Proxy Falls is a waterfall that has been photographed for magazines, calendars, postcards, websites and even tourism shots for Oregon. After hiking to the falls you will see why this is a popular waterfall to take shots of. Make sure that you have sturdy shoes on because the dirt path can be uneven and laden with branches and rocks in... More

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Beaverton, Oregon
13 reviews 13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Wonderful place for hiking! Mom and I are limited to medium style hikes, and our distance is no more than 1 1/2 miles. This hike took us through lava beds, and old growth forest. We enjoyed the views all over, and shared the trail for a bit with a garter snake. We ended up having to turn around without making... More

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Portland, Oregon
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107 reviews 107 reviews
8 attraction reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Proxy falls is easy to get to. My only advice is to wear decent shoes as the trail goes through a lava area which means a lot of rocks. Overall the trail was fairly easy and well marked, although there were some parts that are uphill and kind of rocky. Spraining your ankle on one of those rocks could end... More

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San Luis Obispo, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

A good trail by no means smooth and straight. Lots of rocks and tree roots in the trail. Need good walking type shoes and a walking stick is a good idea. Don't miss!!!

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Sunriver, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Good spot to let the children out and hike to see many wild plants, trees and flowers at a lower elevation before the pass opens. Great old trees!

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Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Unreal, and hidden! You won't hear much about it. Go Eugene 1 hour east on 126. Go to 242 off the 126 and go about 10 miles on road that is about the width of two driveways. Not alot of traffic off season, so a nice wide. You will pull over to the left at Proxy trail. Go the "exit"... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

My first visit to Oregon. Proxy Falls was absolutely amazing! The hike was great and both falls we're not difficult to get to. I could have spent half the day there. Don't pass this place up, worth the trip.

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Eugene, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

Proxy falls is located on hwy 242, you can only get there in late summer. It was the most beautiful falls our family has ever seen. The path was challenging, but not difficult. We walked it the opposite direction than they suggest, viewing the lower falls first,much easier climb.

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Sisters, Oregon
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59 reviews 59 reviews
37 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

A short hike through the thick pine forest and lava rocks leads to a true PNW gem in the form of Proxy falls. Bring a tripod for slow camera exposures in the shade of the trees for that nature lovers look to your photographs! Lots of green moss and blue green waters to enjoy on a hot summer day!

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