Proxy Falls Trail #3532

trail through tall forest to Proxy Falls

Beginning at Proxy Falls Trailhead, Proxy Falls Trail #3532 starts by heading west and immediately entering the Three Sisters Wilderness. The trail continues south over an old lava flow, then entering a mixed conifer forest. This loop trail meets 2 trail junctions before ending back at the Proxy Falls Trailhead. The trail at the western junction follows a short ridge to a viewpoint of Lower Proxy Falls. The trail at the eastern junction follows a creek bed uphill to the Upper Proxy Falls.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (OR Hwy 242), which is closed in the winter. Check for conditions.
Operational Hours:  
Permit Info: There are two types of entry permits required between June 15 and October 15 for entering the Three Sisters Wilderness from the Proxy Falls 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: Heavy
Closest Towns: McKenzie Bridge, OR
Sisters, OR
Water: None
Restroom: Vault toilet
Passes: A valid Recreation Pass is required at Proxy Falls Trailhead
Information Center: McKenzie River Ranger Station

General Information


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General Notes:

Map of Proxy trail

Travel loop as signed to help minimize trail congestion.

Picnic table at trailhead.

Close to:


Day Hiking

Some steep pitches first half mile.

Difficulty Level: Easy

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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
3200 feet