Proxy Falls Loop Trail is a 1.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Blue River, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
This loop trail travels through open lava fields and dense forest, offering views of two waterfalls. 6,000 years ago glaciers cut this canyon out, now these two falls run over the glacier cut cliff. Lava from cinder cones near North Sister then filled the valley floor. As the water falls over the cliff and down into the porous lava it sinks back underground so it appears as if the water just disappears, without an outlet.
easy hike with awesome waterfall
One of my favorite hikes in Oregon! Such a beautiful falls!!
Hiked it August 28, 2016 was surprised at how much water was coming over both falls at this time of year definitely recommend hiking down to the base of lower Falls what a great view I believe better than a lot I've seen in the Columbia Gorge
Beautiful, pretty easy trail with a few steep spots and climbing over or under fallen trees. My dog and I loved it!
Beautiful falls and an easy hike.
Very easy and it's close to many other viewpoints up the scenic pass.
Beautiful and an easy hike
Easy hike beautiful falls
I went here for the first time on a whim not really knowing what to expect. The trail was easy to find, just park by the proxy falls sign. It starts on the opposite side of the road as the bathrooms. The trail was pretty trafficked but worth the views. Once at the lower falls it requires some climbing and potentially crossing water if you want to get closer to the falls, which is totally worth it!
A beautiful & quick adventure!
Beautiful a little tricky finding the trail took some short cuts overall had a blast!
Path was easy to follow and clear. Make sure to see lower falls first and then continue to upper as trail loops around.
Great little hike and beautiful falls! The signs on Highway 242 say that the gate is closed for the winter but they are actually open now. You can park right along the road (and there are restrooms!). This is also a fee area with a pay station on site. The hike is fairly moderate but the path does get a little narrow while passing through the lava rocks. If you want to get close to the Lower Proxy Falls you'll have to go a bit off trail and navigate down the side of the slope, but with good shoes and sure footing it's very possible and totally worth it! It's an amazing view.
Really fun hike. The gate was closed so we had to hike about 2 miles on the pavement until we go to that actual trailhead. The falls are so beautiful, make sure you go to both!