Hike to Proxy Falls

Oregon Proxy Falls Trailhead

Added by Whitney Whitehouse

Proxy Falls veils over 226 feet over 2 streams. Be careful when you get close to the falls when you're climbing over slippery rocks and logs. 

This is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Oregon. The size is unbelievable – especially when you’re standing right underneath it, which I would recommend anyone to do (just be prepared for a misty shower)

The hike is Easy! It’s only about 2 miles round trip. I remember going here when I was a little kid and I could hike it easily even back then. You have to be careful when you’re close to the falls though as the spray causes SLIPPERY rocks and logs. Oh, and don’t forget your pup as it is a dog-friendly hike!

Once you reach the falls, keep in mind that there are two falls (Upper Proxy and Lower Proxy), make sure to stop at both. If you want to photograph Proxy Falls make sure your camera is ready for the spray and have something readily available to wipe off the lens between every shot.

My favorite time of the day to go is in the morning or afternoon because the sun rays shine through the tall trees and light up the misty water coming off of the falls, outstanding for photos!

If you’re coming from the Central Oregon side, stop at Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters – great beer and food!

Pack List

  • NW Forest Pass for parking
  • Camera!
  • Trail Shoes
  • Waterproof gear if you plan on getting photos from the middle of the falls – if you plan on getting close to the falls don’t wear anything you don’t want to get soaking wet.
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Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Summer, Autumn

Trail Type:



1.5 Miles

Elev. Gain:

150 Feet



Dog Friendly
Family Friendly

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about 2 months ago

A Mystical Place

A rather easy hike to a breathtaking waterfall, don't stop at the view point, it is a must to get to the bottom and look up. It is like something out of a fairy tale!

about 2 months ago

8 months ago

Top Notch

This is hands down one of Oregon's most extravagant falls. Seems very fairy tail-ish & likely one that I will visit many more times.

8 months ago

12 months ago

I just recently made this hike for the first time. After such a dry year in Oregon, the falls aren't flowing quite as strong as usual - at least based on the majority of the photos I've seen of it. That said, it was still an incredible site and I can't wait to check it out again when it's flowing at full force!

12 months ago

about 2 years ago

It was so worth the 10 hour drive to see and photograph this! Such and amazing waterfall...

about 2 years ago

about 2 years ago

Such an amazing place. I could just sit here all day!

about 2 years ago

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