Hike to Sahalie and Koosah Falls

Sahalie and Koosah Falls Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by Eric Johnson

This hike is quick, easy, and accessible. You'll get some of the most beautiful and diverse views of the McKenzie River. There are tons of unexpected gems packed into this 2.6 mile loop!

This loop might be on the shorter side, but the hike is more than worth it for the scenery. Start at Sahalie Falls, a 100-foot tall waterfall pouring into the river below and covering the moss-covered valley with cool mist. Continue down the trail, walking past the 70-foot Koosah Falls, and finish the first half of the loop at Carmen Reservoir. As you turn back along the other side of the river, take in the views of the surrounding old growth forest. You'll cross over a tree bridge to finish your trek across the river and back to the trailhead.

Note: you'll come across a fair number of pathways leading off of the marked trail. Take them! You'll find some amazing, little-known lookout points.

Distance

2.6 Miles RT

Type

Loop

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Bathrooms
Forest
Lake
River
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildlife

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

LOGE Bend

Bend, Oregon

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Albany, Oregon

Lemolo Lake / Crater Lake North KOA

Douglas County, Oregon

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Lots to explore!

These are one of my favorite hikes! Both falls are neat. The hike itself is pretty easy and fun! There’s so much to explore and see. The trail is alongside the river so you could even hike some of it along the river. I would say it’s of the more fun hikes around and refreshing.

Beautiful Scenic Hike

This is a beautiful and scenic hike. It’s as breathtaking in the winter as it is during the summer. It’s a very short walk to the main falls, where you can take photo after photo, and than just a 30 minute stroll down to the lower falls. This hike is a must every year and totally worth the drive!!

Refreshing

You can get very close to the base on both waterfalls and they are booming right now. Absolutely breath taking pleasant hike, easy for all ages

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