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.

2 days 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
7 days ago

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

walking
17 days ago

hiking
23 days 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
1 month 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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike for kids. Bring your camera.

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

8 months ago

easy hike with awesome waterfall

9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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

9 months ago

Beautiful falls and an easy hike.

10 months ago

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

hiking
10 months ago

10 months ago

Beautiful and an easy hike

10 months ago

10 months ago

Easy hike beautiful falls