Chush Falls Trail

The Chush Falls Trail climbs with moderate difficulty for a distance of roughly 2.5 miles. It traverses a mixed pine forest and offers opportunities to see the many different types of wildlife and vegetation in this area. This trail features views of Chush Waterfall and South Sister.

The Chush Falls Trail enters the Three Sisters Wilderness shortly after leaving the trailhead. Wilderness Permits are required for both day use and overnight stays from this trailhead. See "Permit Info" below for more details.

At a Glance

Permit Info: There are two types of entry permits required between June 15 and October 15 for entering the Three Sisters Wilderness from this trailhead.
  • Overnight Use
  • Day Use
    • Free, self-issue Wilderness Permit (available at the trailhead) between June 15 and October 15.
Check out for more information or call 1-877-444-6777.
Usage: Light-Medium
  • Wilderness restrictions apply
  • Maps of areas where special restrictions apply: 
  • Motorized and mechanical equipment (including bicycles and drones) are prohibited in the wilderness.
  • Groups must be under 12 people and 12 head of stock.
  • Build campfires at least 100 feet away from water.
  • Pack in / Pack out!
  • “Take only pictures, leave only footprints”—please refrain from cutting, damaging or gathering vegetation or other forest items, i.e. rocks, etc.
  • Please bury human waste 6-8” deep and at least 200’ away from water.
Closest Towns: Sisters, Oregon
Information Center: Sisters Ranger District
201 N. Pine Street
PO Box 249
Sisters, OR 97759
(541) 549-7700


Day Hiking

The maintained trail parallels the east side of Whychus Creek and ends at an overlook above the falls. The Cascades, another falls site, can be reached by continuing for 1/2 mile beyond the overlook. No trail exists between the Falls and the Cascades, but it is relatively easy to navigate the cross-country portion if you keep the creek in sight.

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  Elevation : 
4800 - 5200