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Sahalie & Koosah Falls

Loop trail passes by two waterfalls on the McKenzie River
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Rating: 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Difficulty: Easy
Length: 2.6 miles
Duration: 1-3 hours
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Overview :  Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls are located on the old "Clear Lake Cutoff" section of Highway 126. These falls mark the... more »

Tips:  17 miles northeast of McKenzie Bridge. To access Koosah Falls Day Use Area, from McKenzie Bridge travel east on Hwy 126 approximately ... more »

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Points of Interest

1. Sahalie Falls Parking Area Trailhead

Lots of free parking located here. There are restrooms as well.

2. Sahalie Falls

Sahalie is a Chinook Jargon word meaning "high". It is 73 foot tall falls.

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3. Koosah Falls

Koosah is a Chinook Jargon word meaning "sky". It is 64 feet high.

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4. Carmen Reservoir

This very small reservoir (32 acres) is located at 3000 feet in elevation. Only non-motorized boats are allowed.

5. Join the McKenzie River Trail

Turn north back up river to continue the loop.

6. Koosah Falls West Viewpoint

Here is a view of Koosah from the McKenzie River Trail side of the falls.

7. Sahalie Falls West Viewpoint

Here is a view of Sahalie Falls from the McKenzie River Trail side of the falls.

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8. Bridge Over McKenzie

Cross over the McKenzie River on this bridge. On the other side make sure you take the trail south. The trail that heads north will take you to Clear Lake.

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