Koosah and Sahalie Falls Trail

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Koosah and Sahalie Falls Trail is a 2.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
2.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
439 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

This loop trail passes by two waterfalls on the McKenzie River. Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls are located on the old "Clear Lake Cutoff" section of Highway 126. These falls mark the terminus of two thick flows of basaltic andesite lava that dammed Clear Lake and moved into the McKenzie River 3,000 years ago. The results are two breathtaking waterfalls with foaming white water cascades in between. The loop trail connects the two waterfalls and the McKenzie River National Recreation Trail, and offers up close views of the wild McKenzie River. Sahalie Falls viewpoint is fully accessible.

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hiking
18 days ago

I went right after it snowed so I had to plow through the snow but the falls were absolutely stunning. So serene but so powerful. I really recommend it!

walking
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2 months ago

Beautiful waterfalls! Covered in snow right now so the hike is a little interesting but definitely worth it. Sahalie was my favorite

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Shot some award winning photos here. Epic.

hiking
4 months ago

I went here with my three kids on our way to Bend 8/2016. It's was absolutely magical!!! We can't wait to go back!!

hiking
4 months ago

Just about the one of the few places you can still go see in McKenzie River during this time of year. The parking lot was completely drowned in snow, so I parked along the side of Highway 126. I didn't realize how close Sahalie Falls is to the parking lot.

Continue hiking downwards if you want to see Koosah Falls. Even with all of the snow, it only took me about 30-45 mins to reach it. Be extra cautious where it gets really steep if you're going in the winter. If you have no grip on your shoes, you could fall. The trail is absolutely gorgeous with all of the snow around.

I did this hike on a sunny day and the terrain was gorgeous. In the summer, I would imagine the trail is super easy - great for children and beginners.

walking
5 months ago

Beautiful walk/hike along the river with SEVERAL waterfalls and rapids.

hiking
7 months ago

Beautiful hike I do it five, six times a year. I start at carmen reservoir then loop around. I have a pass but it is free to park there and less traffic. The trail is well maintained a good work out if you pace right but also just a good relaxing getaway for a day hike.

hiking
7 months ago

An amazing must-go trail and must-see view. I was in the Sahalie Falls viewpoint some years ago but it was today that I have hiked the whole trail. The air near Sahalie is so fresh and humid that it is worth canning :-) In fact there is at least one significant (unnamed?) waterfall between Koosah and Sahalie plus a bunch of smaller up the river.

7 months ago

Great day.

8 months ago

So beautiful!! And there are so many side trails that lead you down to the river and closer to the action. Be careful though they can get slippery!

8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Wonderful trail! It loops all around the waterfalls! 3 included. It was very busy but if you're willing to go off trail a bit there's lots of wonderful places to get close to the water. The water was so extremely clear and blue. Seriously a wonderful trip!!

9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago