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Proxy Falls

Highway 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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One of my favorite trails in Oregon

I was here during our first snow of the year. The kelly-green moss covered rocks appeared dusted... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2017
Bend, Oregon
Beautiful Hike!

The hike is rugged in spots. Hiking boots or hiking shoes is recommended. The view is worth the... read more

Reviewed 8 February 2017
Dawn B
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“easy hike” (9 reviews)
“short hike” (6 reviews)
“great hike” (5 reviews)
Highway 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

I was here during our first snow of the year. The kelly-green moss covered rocks appeared dusted with confectionary sugar, the vine maples was a hundred shades of red, yellow and green. There are two falls--upper and lower. Take them both in, but the last...More

Thank TC72311
Reviewed 8 February 2017

The hike is rugged in spots. Hiking boots or hiking shoes is recommended. The view is worth the effort. If you are not steady on your feet, be sure to take a walking stick.

Thank Dawn B
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great place that has a wonderful little loop walk with a couple short side trips to really see the falls.

Thank Tanya T
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A longer, but still easy, hike along a well-maintained trail that is another worthwhile stop along the McKenzie Highway loop.

Thank BienAgiter
Reviewed 16 October 2016

This was a partially paved walk, then rough area where there were rocks and relatively easy if you just stopped at the overlook. We made the mistake by going down even further because we came from the side where you didn't see the overlook and...More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 14 October 2016

This is a hike for everyone whether elderly or a family with small children. It's short in distance (under 2mi RT) with very little up and down. The lower Proxy Falls is spectacular and we went in October when most falls across the country are...More

1  Thank jrog9832
Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Breathtaking views in the fall. Very easy hike. Starts as a forest trail and then your surrounded by rocks. A must see

Thank kferber
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We felt this was a really nice hike to a couple of pretty waterfalls and well worth the visit. Parking is found along both sides of the road, the trailhead is located across the road from the restroom. It starts to the right side... the...More

2  Thank Anna Q
Reviewed 29 August 2016

This was a great hike. The upper falls has easy access and a moderate rock climb up the side of the fall. The lower fall is more difficult for those who are not sure footed, but well worth the effort.

2  Thank Robert W
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Most beautiful. Take the trail on the at side for an easier climb. Upper Proxy Falls is small but notice that it does not drain out to a stream. Lower Proxy Falls is absolutely gorgeous. You must divert off the trail down to it. I...More

2  Thank Carolyn A
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Did you use Mckenzie pass? Was it open? I checked google maps that it is it closed from Nov-june
13 March 2016|
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Response from Chowa-Rides-Again | Reviewed this property |
You can only access via McKenzie Pass. The pass will be closed until some time in June. I don't recall exactly where the gate shuts on the lower end, and how far it is from the parking lot trail head. it may be... More