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Address: Highway 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR

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A must see!!!

Fairly easy, short hike. The falls are beautiful!!! We went very early in the morning, and were the only ones there. I only wish we would have packed bug spray, lots of mosquitos... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Marianne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fairly easy, short hike. The falls are beautiful!!! We went very early in the morning, and were the only ones there. I only wish we would have packed bug spray, lots of mosquitos at the Upper Proxy Falls area.

Thank Marianne C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Easy hike for beginners and family's with or without a dog very do able.The view of the falls spectacular .when you get close to the falls you can feel the mist from it. The trail is easy to determine which direction to take and firmly packed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

The hike was relatively easy for me being out of shape with two dogs. The trail is supposedly one way but if you go up the wrong way it seems steeper but shorter.... If you have a time crunch. Falls pretty but with dogs I didn't go to the bottom it was too steep.

Thank Palmgirl33
Corvallis, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This trail was gave you an awesome view of the falls but you might need to get off the trail to be able to see the whole waterfalls.

Thank le7240
Eugene, Oregon, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

The falls themselves were beautiful, however getting to them with a dog and a kid proved to be treacherous, despite what the Oregon parks /trails website said... The hike's not incredibly long, just a couple of miles there, but lots of rockslides and difficult areas to get through.

2 Thank Angela S
Bend, Oregon
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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 

2 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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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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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 

1 Thank iandsmith
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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

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