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
147 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

This trail is closed as of 10/4/17 due to fires. 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.

hiking
19 hours ago

A nice, short little hike! I went counter-clockwise and found that the trail to the left of the parking area is much less rocky. Heads up - the little bridge before the upper falls is missing a plank. Unfortunately, I didn't get the postcard perfect shot of the falls - I couldn't figure out where the scramble was! I'll have to try another time.

hiking
16 days ago

Great Hike,, Beautiful trail only 2 Miles Round Trip...
126 hwy, and 242 is Going To take You To The Trail..

hiking
7 months ago

Great hike! Like others said, it's pretty easy until you get close to the falls. I wanted the money shot, so it required some trekking across the river and some climbing onto some rocks, but nothing too scary. Once you get close to the falls, you can feel the mist from the water. Feels really good if you go up on a hot, summer day!

hiking
8 months ago

Easy hike. Only suggestion I have is to pay attention to the signs.

hiking
10 months ago

Loved it!

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful waterfall, easy and fun hike!

hiking
10 months 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

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

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

hiking
10 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.

11 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.

11 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.

hiking
11 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.

11 months ago

The lower falls trail is a bit challenging but the falls are BEAUTIFUL! And there is a viewpoint that is easy to get to, worth the hike. The upper falls are amazing in that the water just disappears. The entirety of the trails are awesome and so worth the trip. It's mostly shaded but there is some sunny areas so pack a hat. Lots of people so parking may be challenging on a busy weekend and don't forget your NW Forest parking pass or $5 to park.

hiking
11 months ago

Little work for a lot of payoff! Easy hike to two of the state's many picturesque waterfalls. Feeling adventurous? Continue your journey to the lower falls, climbing over roots, logs and rocks and Wade through the creek right up to the falls. Loads of good old fashioned fun for a quick weekend getaway just over an hour from town. Parking may be a challenge depending on the time of day but be patient, it's worth it!

hiking
11 months ago

Short and fun hike with the kids and dog. Busy on a Saturday long weekend afternoon - difficult to find parking. View is beautiful, water is cold.

11 months ago

Nice, shady trail for the first hike of the season. it is a little rocky in places with some easy climbs.There are two small detours off the main trail to the lower and higher falls. The lower falls ends in a beautiful pond. Tidy, clean bathroom on site.

hiking
Friday, June 16, 2017

FYI Mckenzie Hwy is closed from Nov till July 1 approx. so its really tuff to get there unless its summer

hiking
Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Such a beautiful hike. Falls are AMAZING!! Hike is super short and you can walk down to the base of the waterfall which Is awesome. I've gotten award winning photos here!

hiking
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Could not get to the trailhead. The road is closed (snow zone) to traffic. we could have walked from the blocked point, but the weather was not ideal (lots of rain this weekend). We will try again later this summer.

hiking
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great hike for kids. Bring your camera.

Monday, September 12, 2016

easy hike with awesome waterfall

Friday, September 09, 2016

One of my favorite hikes in Oregon! Such a beautiful falls!!

hiking
Wednesday, August 31, 2016

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

hiking
Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beautiful, pretty easy trail with a few steep spots and climbing over or under fallen trees. My dog and I loved it!

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Beautiful falls and an easy hike.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Very easy and it's close to many other viewpoints up the scenic pass.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Beautiful and an easy hike

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