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Gorgeous Hike and Great Adventure!

First off, this is not in Sisters-it is about 30-40 miles west of Sisters. Make sure to have a full... read more

Reviewed July 2, 2018
Anchorage, Alaska
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Amazing, tall waterfall

There is parking and a bathroom at the trailhead. The hike is relatively short, not too strenuous... read more

Reviewed June 19, 2018
Andrea B
Atlanta, Georgia
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Hwy 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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All reviews easy hike short hike climb down viewing point lava rock trail head nice waterfall the loop central oregon base falls miles thousands pnw trailhead field mist
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Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

First off, this is not in Sisters-it is about 30-40 miles west of Sisters. Make sure to have a full tank of gas as services are not in the area. Take the 242 from Sisters for a gorgeous drive and stop at the observatory. It...More

2  Thank AlaskaJJ
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

There is parking and a bathroom at the trailhead. The hike is relatively short, not too strenuous. It does pass through some lava rock fields, so you need to watch your step. When you get to the view of the falls, it is breathtaking. To...More

3  Thank Andrea B
Reviewed May 26, 2018 via mobile

Very pretty hike, takes about an hour or so to do the loop. For an easier route take the trail head to the left, the right is a very rocky and narrow trail. Doable but if we had known we probably would have just stuck...More

3  Thank chasey87
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Great place to hike, swim, and take photos. Also nice to see frozen over in the winter. Lots of great wild flowers and native trees. Been here over 20 times.

4  Thank ken m
Reviewed February 8, 2018 via mobile

Proxy falls offers everything great about the PNW . The hike strolls through beautiful forest and ancient lava rock. It awards with two stunning waterfalls framed by lush forest. This hike is fairly popular and can get very crowded. Make sure you bring a NW...More

1  Thank mjones1992
Reviewed January 9, 2018

The drive and consequent hike to the falls will immerse you in the Central Oregon forest experience. Take the lower falls trail and if you are up for some challenge in finding your way to the base of the falls, you can get close as...More

3  Thank LarryM295
Reviewed August 30, 2017

I will warn you that to get the "full experience" The one that you see in the calendars you must channel your inner mountain goat and climb down past the lower falls "viewing point" It is sooo worth it. It truly is an experience you'll...More

5  Thank Leslie F
Reviewed August 15, 2017

This is quite a drive out there on tight turny roads but well worth the stop. Parking can be hard to find, but it was a very easy hike. If you start clockwise on the trail, you will meet the first fall very fast. We...More

2  Thank samsonpete
Reviewed August 5, 2017

The trail is less crowded (also more rustic, and longer) than the trail at Koosah/Shallie Falls. Loved the thousands of butterflies fluttering around in the sunny mist. My Keen water shoes were perfect for the rough terrain and allowed me to slosh through the freezing...More

1  Thank lakechiro
Reviewed August 1, 2017 via mobile

This was one of my favorite spots on our drive through this area. A short hike to a beautiful falls. Truly enjoyed exploring this area. Great spot!

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Kathy M
August 4, 2018|
Response from chasey87 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I am just seeing your question. Your best bet would be to try the trailhead to the left, go to the falls and then turn around and come back the same way. It was much easier/more flat than the trailhead to the right. I... More
Jeff E
March 25, 2018|
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Response from ken m | Reviewed this property |
Not sure I would call or write Sisters OR Chamber of Commerce as that is closest business area to the falls. A great scenic area.