Hike to Proxy Falls

Proxy Falls Trailhead

Distance

1.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

150 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

Dog Friendly
Family Friendly
Forest
Scenic
Waterfall

Proxy Falls veils over 226 feet over 2 streams. Be careful when you get close to the falls when you're climbing over slippery rocks and logs. 

This is one of the most amazing waterfalls in Oregon. The size is unbelievable – especially when you’re standing right underneath it, which I would recommend anyone to do (just be prepared for a misty shower)

The hike is Easy! It’s only about 2 miles round trip. I remember going here when I was a little kid and I could hike it easily even back then. You have to be careful when you’re close to the falls though as the spray causes SLIPPERY rocks and logs. Oh, and don’t forget your pup as it is a dog-friendly hike!

Once you reach the falls, keep in mind that there are two falls (Upper Proxy and Lower Proxy), make sure to stop at both. If you want to photograph Proxy Falls make sure your camera is ready for the spray and have something readily available to wipe off the lens between every shot.

My favorite time of the day to go is in the morning or afternoon because the sun rays shine through the tall trees and light up the misty water coming off of the falls, outstanding for photos!

If you’re coming from the Central Oregon side, stop at Three Creeks Brewing in Sisters – great beer and food!

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Nearby Lodging

From $120/night

LOGE Bend

Bend, Oregon

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Great Hike near Bend

A great half-day hike to an impressive waterfall. Get there early because it's very popular and make sure you bring a camera!

A Mystical Place

A rather easy hike to a breathtaking waterfall, don't stop at the view point, it is a must to get to the bottom and look up. It is like something out of a fairy tale!

Jamie Mac

almost 3 years ago

Top Notch

This is hands down one of Oregon's most extravagant falls. Seems very fairy tail-ish & likely one that I will visit many more times.

Distance

1.5 Miles

Elevation Gain

150 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Summer, Autumn

Type

Loop

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