GREAT OUTDOORS

 

 Sashalie Falls, Sunday August 25, after 11:30 Mass
(Sahalie Falls is a 90-minute drive from Eugene - Plan on meeting at Sahalie Falls parking lot at 2:30 PM on Sunday afternoon, 8/25)

Sahalie Falls is a mass of foaming white water plunging 100 feet (30 m) over a natural lava dam. (This famous falls can be spotted in Disney's movie "Homeward Bound".) The Sahalie Falls viewing platform is less then 100 feet (30 m) from the parking lot and is wheelchair accessible.

An easy family-friendly 2.6 mile (4.1843 km) loop trail connects Sahalie Falls and Koosah Falls. Koosah drops approximately 70 feet (21 m) into a deep pool. The hike borders the McKenzie River through towering forest. (The trail to Koosah Falls is not wheelchair accessible due to stairs.) For those hardy souls yearning for adventure, a hike up to Koosah and back to the Sahalie Falls parking lot could be in the offing!