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Address: Highway 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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Easy Hike for the whole family

This trail is spectacular in the fall with the red vine maple turning colors, but any time of year is beautiful and not overly crowded. An added bonus is the scenic drive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2016
Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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489 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This trail is spectacular in the fall with the red vine maple turning colors, but any time of year is beautiful and not overly crowded. An added bonus is the scenic drive along the McKenzie River pass. We've hiked this 1.25 mile loop rail with kids and grandparents. Although it's not handicapped accessible, the trail is firm packed and not... More 

Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015 via mobile

Amazing place you take a hike and see the falls great for taking picture there to falls and you can get to them really close

3 Thank brian n
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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85 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a good mile plus hike to get to the falls. Parking is very limited here. There is a port a potty available. The 1st part of the trail is very rocky and then it becomes forest with a much level trail. There are 2 ways to get to the falls-the upper and the lower. Take your camera.

Thank Jo Ellen W
Moonee Beach, Australia
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106 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

We had arrived; one of my prime objectives in Oregon was to see Proxy Falls. The night before, Bill had played it down; heck, he’d even suggested Sahalie Falls as being much better. In his book, “Trips and Trails Oregon”, Proxy hadn’t rated a mention, yet my internet research had indicated a picturesque cascade over moss laden rock. I’d decided... More 

Thank iandsmith
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Short and Flat. Some rocky terrain and depending on if your want to get right up to the falls the hike gets more technical.

1 Thank Miss V
Las Vegas, Nevada
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174 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Our very favorite falls. It appears on calendars all the time . The caveat is that you really must be able to climb down to the base of the falls and navigate across some wet areas. Actually if there wasn't a drought plus August it would be much more difficult. Try to stay to the right side of the falls.... More 

1 Thank lesliedon1983
Nashville, Tennessee
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31 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Well worth the 1.25 mile roundtrip trail it takes to get to both the lower and upper falls. The trail is a fairly easy walk, though there are some spots that are a little rocky.

1 Thank Butch E
shreveport la
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

The path goes two ways to the upper and lower falls, the path to the right is longer but very easy to follow and has a magnificent view of the falls from up high, and an easy way to get down to the water. My biggest complaint is the sign does not explain how far each path is, so we... More 

1 Thank Mfrance002
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82 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Interesting hike and beautiful waterfalls. You need to climb as close as possible to these waterfalls if you want great pictures.

Thank mobpas
Jerusalem, Israel
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67 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

A terrific hike to a beautiful waterfall on a fairly shady trail. The scenery along the trail is also gorgeous and in addition to the Proxy Falls there is another short trail to the Upper Proxy Falls - a pretty waterfall and pool and worth a quick visit.

Thank lori397

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