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Koosah Waterfall on the McKenzie River

Hiking on the Waterfalls Loop Trail on the wild & scenic McKenzie River in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon.

This view of Koosah Waterfalls can only be had on the McKenzie Waterfalls Loop Trail, a mere 3.3 miles of scenic beauty, following the course of the McKenzie River beginning at Carmen Reservoir downstream from Koosah Waterfall upstream along the river to Sahalie Waterfall & then the bridge. I prefer crossing at Carmen Reservoir & walking upstream on the other side of the river, you may prefer doing just the opposite. No matter, it's all beautiful.

Forward ~ ... & Sahalie Falls hiking along
the wild & scenic McKenzie River.

Back ~ Hiking upstream on the
Waterfalls Loop Trail.

USFS: Willamette National Forest
Directions for the hiking trails on the McKenzie River: Clear Lake Loop, the Waterfalls Loop Trail & the McKenzie River Recreation Trail.

Explore the West Cascades National Scenic Byway: Directions, Map: pg 1, pg 2, & Scenery: mountains, hardened lava flows, wild & scenic rivers, water- falls, hiking trails, hot springs, old growth forests, mountain lakes, forest service campgrounds.

You may want to extend the West Cascades National Scenic Byway Tour to include the Willamette Pass in the Cascade Mountains: Travel Directions, Map and Scenery and the Crescent Lake, Oakridge "Inback" Tour: Travel Directions and Map.

While you're out and about you might want to extend your visit and ...

Discover the splendor of the McKenzie Pass - Santiam Pass Oregon Scenic Byway, Hwy 242: Directions to hiking trails. The Scenic Byway can be accessed either in Sisters, Oregon or from Hwy 126, the McKenzie Pass. Find the turnoff two miles east of the Ranger Station for the Willamette National Forest. Sites to see.

If you're heading east on the McKenzie Pass, Oregon Hwy 126, of the West Cascades National Scenic Byway, you may want to make a loop from the McKenzie Pass, Oregon Hwy 126, and connect with the Over the River and through the Woods Oregon Scenic Byway, Oregon Hwy 20. The sign for Hwy 20 is clearly marked from Hwy 126. If you see the sign for Belknap Hot Springs, you've gone too far. Take the cutoff for Hwy 20, the Over the River and through the Woods Scenic Byway and find the graceful South Santiam River, lovely campgrounds and Hiking Trails to wildflowers, amongst old growth forests, in both the old and high Cascades of the Willamette National Forest: Directions to and Descriptions of Trails and Campgrounds.

The West Cascades National Scenic Byway provides easy access to the Three Sisters Wilderness, the Mt Jefferson Wilderness and the Mt Washington Wilderness, all located in the Willamette National Forest.

Travel Oregon and northern California while staying at Gathering Light ... a retreat
located in southern Oregon near Crater Lake National Park.

Travel on the West Cascades National Scenic Byway to Gathering Light .... a retreat: Directions, Map & Scenery: hiking trails, waterfalls, wild & scenic rivers, mountains, volcanoes, hot springs, Oregon scenic byways, wilderness areas & more. Or, perhaps and, the Willamette Pass: Directions, Map & Scenery.

Directions to & Day Trips of about 100 miles from the retreat.

Little known Scenic Places to explore & photograph nature untrammeled: hiking with & without trails, wetlands, wildlife refuges, mountains, river gorges, wilderness areas, wildlife viewing & more near Crater Lake National Park & the retreat: Travel Directions Map & Scenery.

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