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Address: 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 with confectionary sugar, the vine maples was a hundred shades of red, yellow and... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2017
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 15 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 one is the best. You can climb up it to some degree, do it but... More 

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Indiana
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 9 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.

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Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 15 November 2016

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

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Central Oregon
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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.

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Cincinnati
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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 it was very difficult as you had to climb over fallen trees etc. I do... More 

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Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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 barely flowing. If you have an hour or two and are in the area this... More 

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1 Thank jrog9832
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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

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Rensselaer, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 trail will take you through a lava flow, some old growth trees and moss covered... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 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.

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Ontario, Oregon
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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 visited in the late afternoon when sunlight formed a rainbow at the base. The shadows... More 

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