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Koosah Falls Trail is a 0.8 mile out and back trail located near Cascadia, Oregon that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 134 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly


nature trips


bird watching




wild flowers

2 months ago

I definitely wouldn't call this moderate, but it's amazing, fun, and so beautiful!

6 months ago

Sahalie Falls is at this Trailhead. The viewpoint indicated as the endpoint of this hike (the viewpoint of Koosah Falls) is an awful view of the falls thru trees, so I’d suggest to hike farther down the trail to get an amazing unobstructed view or I’d highly suggest hiking the loop trail to see so much more incredible views on a great trail!

6 months ago

Love all the pick as you go and make an adventure trail system. Lovely

9 months ago

Gorgeous falls and a great short hike to Sahalie! Perfect for small kiddos!! My 4 and 5 year old boys loved it!

9 months ago

Stunning, even in August when there hasn’t been a lot of rain. I know the trail is marked moderate, but so long as you can do a few steps, l would call it easy.

10 months ago

Great hike around Clear Lake with a side trip to Sahalie and Kahoosh Falls. Cloudy, but very comfortable hike with lots of clear blue and green water on the McKenzie River and at Clear Lake. Wonderful outing- easy hike!

I would recommend a different trail in this area for falls. This one is too long and the falls are only a small part of it.

Sun May 12 2019

Very fun hike! Saw the two water falls, rapids and clear lake! Highly recommend!

Sun May 12 2019

It is hard to beat these beautiful falls. It is typically crowded, but that is to be expected considering these falls are very accessible and picturesque.

The hike from the parking area at sahalie to the blue pool and back was closer to 12 miles. It is a beautiful, easy hike.

Fri Sep 21 2018

Would consider this an easy hike. Short and sweet!

Thu Jun 28 2018

The waterfall was beautiful!

Fri Mar 23 2018

I did this hike last Sunday and though I wasn’t expecting it to be cover by snow it was still an awesome hike! The whole way was beautiful river views with mint blue water it was just stunning! I would definitely recommend this hike. One of the most beautiful waterfalls.

Thu Sep 28 2017

A beautiful, short walk down and uphill. The trail is groomed, wide, and well marked. We hiked this in mid September 2017 and met a few mountail bikers and hikers on the trail but not many.

Sat Sep 02 2017

The falls are easy to see. The trail is well marked. The McKenzie river just GUSHES beside you crystal blue.

Sat Jul 08 2017

Its by far my favorite place in Oregon.

Tue Jun 13 2017

When you park the fall is like a 5 minute walk. Loved it!

Sun May 28 2017

We did the Sahalie - Koosah Falls Loop, good hike with great views of the falls. However, we did go on a busy and excellent weather holiday weekend which was a terrible idea, because it was ridiculous busy and the parking lot, which is already small, was insane. So I recommend the hike, but don't go on a long holiday weekend. Trail is well maintained, not very wide but runs along the river the whole time on both sides. Downside is you don't get that close to the falls like some other places.

Sun Dec 18 2016

Well-maintained trail. Great views.

Tue Nov 01 2016

Decent hike, neat falls but way to many people. I like a little more challenging hike with a little less travel but wanted to cross this one off my list. Still worth going to see.

Sun Oct 16 2016

You can do one side of the trail or loop it onto mckenzieriver trail. It's got some elevation gain. I'd say great for a beginner to set time and work on strength. Waterfalls are always beautiful no matter what time of year

Wed Sep 28 2016

My favorite trail ever!!!

Tue Aug 23 2016

Great piece of the larger trail. Wonderful waterfall!

Mon May 09 2016


Tue May 03 2016

30 of 52 hike challenge awesome set of water falls

Sun Apr 10 2016

Love this trail!! Did it in the snow, can't wait to return in the summer

Mon Jan 11 2016

Loved this place

Sat Nov 21 2015


Fri Oct 30 2015

Very rewarding hike. Right along the McKenzie between the two beautiful falls. Moderate up and down elevation gain.

Fri Oct 23 2015

Gorgeous, gorgeous hike. Easy with lush green foliage and crystal clear blue water.

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