McKenzie River Trail / Waterfalls Trail / Waterfalls Loop

Eugene, Oregon 97759

McKenzie River Trail / Waterfalls Trail / Waterfalls Loop

McKenzie River Trail / Waterfalls Trail / Waterfalls Loop Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This 3.0-mile loop visits the most scenic portion of the beautiful McKenzie River, through dense forest and past two of its most impressive highlights, the 70-foot Koosah Falls and the 100-foot Sahalie Falls. Beyond the falls area, the Waterfalls Trail ends at the junction with the 26-mile McKenzie River Trail.

The route then crosses the river via a footbridge, and forms a loop by returning to the starting point via the other side of the river on a rougher path that offers a much different perspective on the two falls. The Waterfalls Trail and the McKenzie River Trail segment, taken together, constitute the “Waterfalls Loop.”"

More McKenzie River Trail / Waterfalls Trail / Waterfalls Loop Professional Guides

Detailed Trail Descriptions from Our Guidebooks

"This 3.0-mile loop visits the most scenic portion of the beautiful McKenzie River, through dense forest and past two of its most impressive highlights, the 70-foot Koosah Falls and the 100-foot Sahalie Falls. Beyond the falls area, the Waterfalls Trail ends at the junction with the 26-mile McKenzie River Trail." Read more

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Trail Information

Eugene
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
3.0
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Wide dirt tread with masonry stairways on the Waterfalls Trail (OR 126) side of the loop; much narrower, twisty, and quite rocky on the McKenzie River Trail (west) side.
Terrain
Easy
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Year-round
Season
Willamette National Forest, 211 E. Seventh Ave., Federal Bldg., Eugene, OR 97440; (541) 465-6521; www.fs.fed.us/r6/willamette/; and McKenzie Ranger District, Willamette National Forest, Hwy. 126, McKenzie Bridge, OR 97413.
Local Contacts
Willamette National Forest; USGS–Tamolitch Falls
Local Maps

Activity Feed

Dec 2018