Koosah Falls + Rainbow

Photographer: G. Price

back to waterfalls - Hwy 126/Cascades

Photograph specifics: 1/125; aperture 9; ISO100; 30mm; polarizer

Koosah Falls is east of Springfield.
GPS N44 20.669', W122 , Elevation above sea level 2710 ft.
  1. From I-5 exit onto I-105 and head east to Springfield
  2. At second light turn left onto Hwy 126 (note milepost numbers
    increasing as you head east on 126).
  3. Few miles past McKenzie Bridge is the junction for Hwy 242 near
    milepost 54. Continuing on Hwy 126 the milepost numbers do an odd thing -
    they restart at milepost 19 and start to decrease.
  4. Near milepost 5 on Hwy 126 turn left at sign for Koosah Falls/Ice Cap Campground.
500 ft up the trail from Koosah Falls (towards Sahalie Falls) you'll find
the minor falls I dubbed 'Upper Koosah':

Continuing farther up this path you will encounter Lower Sahalie Falls,
eventually reaching Sahalie Falls.
Although one could drive up to the Sahalie Falls parking area, it is usually overflowing with cars.
Best to park at the Koosah site and walk the 0.4 miles along the McKenzie River to Sahalie Falls.
You can't beat the scenery.
Rest facilities available at this site and the Sahalie Site.

URL: http://oregonwaterfalls.net/koosah.htm