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Proxy Falls

Highway 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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Ranked #5 of 10 Attractions in Sisters
Type: Hiking Trails, Waterfalls
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English first
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94 reviews 94 reviews
20 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

This trail is advertised as 1.6 miles but we measured it and it was a bit over 2 miles. Its a beautiful loop although part of it is through a lava field and takes some effort. It goes through old growth forests and has spectacular views of the falls. The water from the falls goes underground at the base so... More

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Central Oregon
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22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The falls are so worth the walk through the woods. Both are magnificent falls. Along the trail there are mushrooms, flowers and all kinds of plants. One can easily get to the water at the first falls. What a wonderful place to go when the weather is hot!!! Try it!

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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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207 reviews 207 reviews
93 attraction reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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
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10 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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8 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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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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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