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Sahalie and Koosah Falls Loop

Sisters, Oregon

4.8/5
based on 11 reviews

Details

Distance

2.42 miles

Elevation Gain

545 ft

Route Type

Loop

Description

Added by Eric Johnson

Sahalie and Koosah Falls Loop is a quick and easy hike. 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.

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Reviews

The Mckenzie is as blue as any River I've seen and the green of the surrounding trees & moss is quite remarkable. The trail may be short but the falls are epic and make for a great pit stop when traveling the McKenzie Highway.

This is a great short hike past 2 waterfalls. If the Sahalie Falls Parking lot is full, you can drive down to the Koosah Falls Trailhead. Watch out for mountain bikers on the McKenzie River trail, as it's a very popular spot.

So fun and so gorgeous!!

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