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: 5/21/20: Many trees down on trail.

New for 2021, trails in Mt. Jefferson, Mt. Washington, and Three Sisters Wilderness Areas will require a Central Cascades Wilderness Permit for overnight use and some will require one for day-use. Learn more.

Operational Hours: Access is dependent on McKenzie Highway (OR Hwy 242), which is closed in the winter. Check for conditions.
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

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Map of Proxy trail

Travel loop as signed to help minimize trail congestion.

Picnic table at trailhead.

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  Area/Length : 
1.6 miles

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  Elevation : 
3200 feet