Proxy Falls Loop Trail

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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 best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
167 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

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.

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Loved it!

1 month ago

Beautiful trail and waterfall. Get to walk through volcano rocks. Plenty of shade.

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1 month ago

Beautiful waterfall, easy and fun hike!

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1 month ago

Great waterfall generally a very easy hike till just before you get to the falls, some steepness, but nothing to serious, Eastern half of the loop is easier footing then the western half, start & finish the east if you want an easier hike

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Absolutely beautiful waterfall. A bit of walking through the water to get a great shot of the waterfalls. Easy hike!

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Was a very fun and beautiful hike. Amazing waterfalls. Wear shoes that you can get a little wet! And bring a camera!

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2 months ago

I just did this trail today with my girlfriend. It's a great quick little loop to see two beautiful waterfalls. If you are traversing the McKenzie Pass on your way to Eugene or to Bend, make sure to make the quick stop. You won't regret it.

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2 months ago

Super easy hike. Well worth it. Wasn't too bad climbing down into water to put feet in. Freezing!!! Easy hike for kids. $5 to park unless you have an annual pass.

2 months ago

Super easy hike. Well worth it. Wasn't too bad climbing down into water to put feet in. Freezing!!! Easy hike for kids. $5 to park unless you have an annual pass.

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2 months ago

Generally short hike. Gorgeous views. Mostly covered but bring a hat/sunscreen if you're fair skinned. The hike does involve climbing over/under large fallen trees and scaling some rocks/straight up dirty side hills. Not for someone with injury or physical limitation. Doable but may be difficult! Parking was terrible, parking is on the side of the road around blind corners so be careful! be prepared to walk. $5 for parking if you find it.

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