Sahalie and Koosah Falls

Sahalie and Koosah Falls, Sisters: Address, Phone Number, Sahalie and Koosah Falls Reviews: 5/5

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A74
Yucca Valley, CA3 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Went last week. We were easily able to see the first waterfall but there was snow on the trail (late April) and too difficult to walk in althetic shoes to the second waterfall (most who continued had boots and walking sticks). Still worth stopping to see.
Written April 28, 2022
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Bikerbaker
Lodi, CA158 contributions
Aug 2019
We have vacationed in the Sisters area a couple times over the recent years and included this hike on our itineraries. Our friends actually hired a limosine the first time we went there as we were all on bicycles and without cars. We went back this summer because it's close to Sisters, it's an easy hike for a rest day off the bike and the scenery and falls are beautiful.
Written February 7, 2020
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Markie-mark
San Diego, CA45 contributions
Jul 2021
Some really breath-taking scenery. The hike between the 2 falls is easy to moderate, and is mostly shaded from the majestic forest along the river. The parking is easy, although there is only room for about a dozen or so cars. The upper falls are a very short walk from the parking lot. The strip of river between the two falls is beautiful as well. The trails are very well maintained.
Written August 3, 2021
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KDThygerson
Etna, WY11 contributions
Mar 2021
We road-tripped through Oregon for spring break, looing for outdoor activities for the family. We hiked a total of 4 waterfalls, and while all were beautiful, this one was our favorite! It's a few steps from the parking lot to see the falls, but there is also a beautiful, fairly easy loop trail where you cross the water and view two other falls. Highly recommend this hike!
(in late March, there was still snow covering most of the trail, but we were fine in regular coats and tennis shoes, we could walk on top of the snow and the grades are not very steep.)
Written April 10, 2021
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“...and I must go”
47 contributions
Aug 2020
We took our 4 kids ages 6-13 and our dog. The falls are a short walk. The views are beautiful. There are some places along the river where a picnic would have been nice. It’s nice and cool along the river. The views are gorgeous. We went on a week day and it wasn’t that busy. We went by on a weekend and it was packed. It was a lot of fun.
Written August 16, 2020
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Mountainman827
Custer, SD1,152 contributions
Aug 2020
Amazing waterfalls. Short walk from parking lot to see 1 of them if you are short on time. 3 mile loop trail to see both from multiple directions. Walk mostly thru old growth trees, loved it.
Written August 23, 2020
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Marymarkdav
Grants Pass, OR5 contributions
Jan 2021 • Couples
A great place to stretch your legs. These falls are loud and majestic. The trail follows the river so you get a roaring hike very up close to the raging river. Go all the way to the spillway to get the most of a great hike.
Written January 23, 2021
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Cameron M
Mobile, AL718 contributions
Apr 2016 • Couples
Be aware that TripAdvisor as late as May 7th shows an address just west of Redmond that is very wrong. The falls are west of Sisters, west of where Hwy 22 takes off northbound. They are about 5 miles south of Hwy 20 on Hwy 126. Google Maps gets it right, but your cell service may not work that far out.
There is modest parking north at Sahalie, and less parking south at Koosah. Short walk with ramps to Sahalie, longer walk to Koosah. Most of the Koosah overlooks are overgrown but if you walk south a little more there's a small stone-framed rincon offering a good view.
Bathrooms at both parking areas which seem roomy enough for wheelchairs. No tables for picnics, and I don't know that I'd want to sit on anything in the area anyway, given the pervasive dampness and mud.
The local lush botany benefits from the wet, wet conditions. Trillium, iris and skunk cabbage in bloom.
I wish I'd seen one reviewers comments to park a bit further down at Ice Cap day-use area at the Carmen Reservoir. There's likely picnic tables there, and access to the other side of the river for a longer, more private and scenic short hike.
So, here's your gameplan: park first at Sahalie and get you fix of roaring water from many different view points. Skip Koosah for now and park down at Ice Cap. Walk up the west side of the river to see Koosah from the other side.
Written May 7, 2016
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Libby O
Veneta, OR17 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
One of our family's favorite places to visit in the Willamette National Forest. Easy drive from Eugene and Springfield, with relaxing views of the McKenzie river along the way. Park at Carden reservoir, as the parking lot at Sahalie Falls is always packed and spilling out onto the road. Also, parking at Carmen Reservoir takes you to the beginning of the trailhead. I recommend starting on the main route, which is located across the bridge if you parked closer to the restroom, heading toward the main road. Going this way had a gradual incline, magnificent canopy of trees, and breathtaking views of rapids and both Koosah and Sahalie Falls. Travel past Sahalie Falls and follow the signs to the upper trail. You can enjoy the many pools along the river as you cross an interesting log bridge to the other side of the trail. This side is not as traveled as the other, has frequent mountain bikers, and can be narrow with uneven terrain. On the upside, the viewpoints are marvellous. This side of the tail is far less crowded and leads right back down to the parking lot at Carmen Reservoir. Overall, an easy hike.
Written March 20, 2016
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Bruce B
Beaverton, OR319 contributions
Jul 2020
On Way to Sisters stopped by these two falls for photo taking. parking lot was packed at both but drive around a few laps and someone will leave and you'll get a spot. These are two jewels to see.
Written July 27, 2020
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