Upon finding a great viewpoint for the falls you will find yourself awestruck when you see the entire length of the two cascading fall legs.
This is one of those unique waterfalls that you can get right into. Go ahead – touch the waterfall. It is an amazing experience.
The Trail begins at the marked trail head along Hwy #242. It is a loop trail. Midweek mornings are the best time to visit with less people around.
Hwy #242 (from Sisters) seasonally closes for winter and can open as late as July. The gate may be closed, but a bike ride can take you from the gate to the waterfall trail.
It’s 1.25 mile loop trail to see both the waterfalls. The trail is a easy to moderate hike, but it is not appropriate for wheelchairs or strollers. If you have babies, consider a baby backpack.
The Forest Service encourages everyone to stay on the trails to avoid damaging any of the plants along the trail. Be sure to pack out all your trash – including micro items like bottle tops or snack wrappers. Toilet facilities are available near the trail head along the highway.
Be prepared to pay a $5 per vehicle parking fee (rates are set by the Forest Service and subject to change). Happily pay the fee as it is one of the reasons there is a decent toilet there.
Seasonal Travel Tips
The lower snow gate usually closes in late November. Check with ODOT or the Forest Service for exact dates. If you can hike up from the lower snow gate and are willing to snow she the trail – Proxy Falls offers a special treat. Your almost sure to be alone. Click on the following links for more images and details about winter hiking the trail.
- AddressGPS: 44.16178559999999, -121.9278256
- Category.Top Ten Area Attractions, Area Waterfalls
- LocationMcKenzie River
- By Jessy Webster
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