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
3 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
4 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Loved it!

6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful waterfall, easy and fun hike!

hiking
6 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
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
6 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
7 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.

7 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.

7 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
7 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.

7 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
7 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
7 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.

8 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
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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
9 months ago

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.

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