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Proxy Falls

Hwy 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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Worth the Drive

This is quite a drive out there on tight turny roads but well worth the stop. Parking can be hard... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Newberg, Oregon
Nice Waterfall hike in McKenzie Bridge area

The trail is less crowded (also more rustic, and longer) than the trail at Koosah/Shallie Falls... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lago Vista, Texas
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“easy hike” (9 reviews)
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Hwy 242, McKenzie Pass, Sisters, OR
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank samsonpete
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank lakechiro
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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!

Thank Greg M
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.

1  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.

1  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

1  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

4  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
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5 July 2017|
Response from Dawn B | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, the hike is not suitable for strollers. When hiking to the lower falls you will encounter plenty of roots and rocks.