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Would consider this an easy hike. Short and sweet!

Hike for any level hiker! Beautiful waterfall that you can hike right to the base of the fall for spectacular photos.

We were amazed by the clear blue waters of the river not to mention the beauty of Sahalie Falls. We absolutely loved it!! We definitely would hike it again next time we are in the area. :)

hiking
4 days ago

Absolutely beautiful hike to a stunning, cascading waterfall. probably best to AVOID WHEN RAINING you have to cross a river and The logs get very slippery....slipped and sprained my ankle...but,still worth it! Lol

I’ve done this hike a few times. The falls are beautiful and peaceful, perhaps the most spectacular on the mountain. Take your time enjoy a snack at the falls and snap a few photos on the bridge. Make the loop to see the rocky cliffs and walk along the stream. The only tricky part is crossing the Sandy River, but there are usually big logs and a couple of options for crossing.

easy and fun

Really great. We opted to do this trail over Kentucky Falls after reading reviews that the road to that trailhead was rough. We were there first week of September and saw maybe 6-10 people the entire loop, not bad. There are some crawfish living in the gentle streams below, hiding in the rocks. “Swimming” is possible also, but since it’s so cold, we just kept jumping in and getting out immediately. Many different small waterfalls leading to the main waterfall at the end, I would recommend parking at the further parking lot to really experience this area.

Great short hike. Really easy. You start walking through the forest for a bit, then through some volcanic rock fields, then end up at lower proxy falls. Lower proxy is the larger of the two falls and the path off the main loop to its base can require some scrambling around fallen trees and rocks, but is nothing too challenging. Upper proxy is great as well, there was a giant pool of water at the bottom when we arrived, so in order to really see it clearly we had to climb up a path to the right when facing the falls. You could do this loop in 30-45 minutes straight, but you’ll probably want to stop and enjoy the waterfalls. We stayed on the loop for 1.5 hrs.

Hiked Sept 8th. Longer than expected drive, but wasn't bad. Falls were low this time of year, but still had enough water to be pretty. Lots of families out with small children at both falls. Probably won't have this trail to yourself, but worth the trek. Was a bit more up & down than I expected, so was more sweaty than I thought I'd be, so that was a bonus as I was expecting super easy, which it still was. Green Peak trail branched off of what looks like a campsite, off of a gravel road, so just look for that. We first thought it was a pretty worn trail up a hill, but that's not it, keep going to that site & the trail is off the back of the site. Good hike for a short hike.

This was incredible. Got there really early (about 6:30am) on Saturday. Literally no one else there for whole hike. The falls are beautiful and the rocks near Ramona creek are stunning.

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail with a beautiful waterfall. Oregon at its best.

hiking
15 days ago

arrived at the trail head early afternoon and the parking lot was full so waited till there was less cars and then got on the trail. saw a few groups at the start but was quiet the rest of the way. the walk is enjoyable and the falls are sweet! definitely do this counter clockwise.

Pick the whole thing or a section. It’s all great. Evenings are my favorite

Beautiful easy hike !

Great trail, very easy. Beautiful scenery.

First half of the trail (to the falls) is alright, seemed really long, way longer than the trip back. Some good scenery, but again, second half is way more scenic. The crossing of the Sandy is a little cumbersome with a dog. Our 75 pound pit mix had some trouble, but eventually made it (both times, you have to cross twice) but it took some coaxing and some help on my husband and I’s part. If you have a bigger dog be warned, it might take some work to get your pup across.

walking
20 days ago

We love this trail. You can either stay on the path or if you don’t mind getting your feet wet you can work your way up the creek.

hiking
20 days ago

This hike is not worth it unless you go to the bottom of the falls and the "trail" to get down there is sketchy, but the waterfall is beautiful. The view of the waterfall at the end of the regular trail is not really a good one.

One of the easiest close to the coast hikes!! Beautiful all around.

nice hike, liked the falls and the views of the Hood. would have given 5 stars. if there was a better place to cross the Sandy.

hiking
25 days ago

Late morning hike. Had to cut it short because I needed to get back to PDX. Very pretty, very clearly marked. Interesting topography and soil. Much more arid and sandy than any other hike I've been on in Oregon. Worth the drive. Tuesday is a very quiet day on the trail.

By far, the falls and the first mile heading back down the loop from the falls is the best part of this trail! We came up from the right of the falls and scenery was okay, however once we crossed the bridge in front of the falls and started walking down the loop to the left, the trail became gorgeous for the next mile down. You do have to
cross the Sandy river about a mile from the parking lot. There is no bridge but there are sturdy large logs that are used for crossing, but can be intimidating. Although the trail itself is relatively flat, hiking boots helped a lot just for the traction. The 7 mile RT intimidated me, but we did it in about a 3 hour trip bc it's so flat and wasn't hard to get up quickly.

Easy trail to follow! Loop goes up to the waterfall and then back down.

The only problem I had with this trail is its description as “dog friendly.” Sure, it’s dog friendly if you can carry your dog or they’re small and nimble enough to cross the log over the glacial stream. If you have a bigger dog, that log will give you some trouble.

Someone else told me they went down the stream a little bit to a thicker log. I coaxed mine (75 lbs) onto the more obvious log and half held him up by the harness while crossing. Other than that, great trail!

Easy trail with stunning views once you reach the falls. We loved every inch of it.

Very solid trail. Be mindful that in the winter time the rangers will clear out the log bridge to cross the Sandy River, therefore unless you are a seasoned hiker and don't mind getting a little wet, you shouldn't cross with out the log bridges. Hike this in the summer so the log bridge is there. Cool stuff to check out all along the hike. 6.8 total if you do the loop. Don't be a cherry picker and go strait to the falls, take a left turn and hike the pacific crest trail for about .5 miles and then turn up to the Falls.

hiking
27 days ago

by far my favorite hike so far this year. beautiful scenery once you get up in elevation. trail gets a bit narrow at points and have to cross a river over logs in the beginning but the over hike was awesome, will definitely be doing this hike again! but a warning bring a day pass! there's none there or near by.

This was a lovely hike through old and new growth forests to two set of waterfalls. I wish “swimming holes” were a hike category, because this is a sweet little place to take a dip in the pool beneath the falls. Yes, there are ground wasps - and they got me, too. I put my clothes on the cedar log where they have a nest, oops! But otherwise it was a nice hike on a hot day, about four miles round trip.

Lovely waterfall - must walk down at trails end to be at the bottom of the falls. Beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

What a fantastic trail! Easy for everyone and so many sights to see from cool bridges and catwalks to waterfalls and swimming holes..... ran out of time stopping so often for fun that we didn’t complete the trail- will have to return again next time we are in town.

We camped at ice cap campground, from there it was a short hike to koosha falls about ten mins, easy to moderate hike to Sahalie Falls about twenty- thirty minutes. The trail is well maintained and the views are picturesque, but only from a distance. It’s not designed to get you right up to the water, but if you’re semi skilled you can scramble down some slick side trails for a closer look. Just use your head. This water is cold. Not swimmable.
From there we decided to go to Blue Pool. We turned around and headed down and South along the river. It pops out at a reservoir. Beautiful blue, exposed and you can see the fish it’s so clear. The correct way is to bear right, go across the bridge along the gravel road you’ll pass a trailhead sign on the right, but keep going towards the bathrooms that’s where the trail picks backup and you head back into the woods. If you go left, you end up going around the whole lake and the only way to cross is a water crossing, freezing above knee fast moving water. Then bushwhacking for about ten minutes bearing slightly left, slightly up hill. You’ll hit the trail, but keep a close eye out for it. From there it is shady forest with a few quick views of the river. The trail is downhill mostly for about 2 1/2-3 hours with breaks and no rushing. You pass people but in general it’s quite and beautiful. Five wooden log bridges, single rail. Give space between people crossing you can feel the logs bounce with too many people. When you arrive at blue pool be prepared for people. Lots of people in swimsuits, not swimming. I felt bad for them because it looks so good, you want to, but you’re going to freeze your butt off. Every once in awhile you’ll hear or see a person get in and immediately start to suffer. This water is 37 degrees, it’s hypothermia heart stopping cold. Don’t be a fool. There are better places to swim. This is for looking. And there is no easy way down to the water.
Be advised the return trip is uphill somewhat and about 3 hours back. There are other ways to hike to blue pool that are much shorter, that’s why so many people.
So our total trip was about 8 miles with the side trips to the falls. I would have given it 5 stars, but the trail signage was extremely lacking. There were a lot of people who gave bad advice on which way to go. So trust the map you bring. Happy trails!

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