Sahalie Falls, McKenzie River
Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Sahalie means “Heaven” in the Chinook language. Seems appropriate. This powerful waterfall explodes in a fury of whitewater for 100 feet before continuing onward towards Koosah Falls, Located approximately one mile downstream. Located in a temperate rain forest, this lush setting surrounded by old growth Doug Firs and Cedars, begs to be explored.
Sahalie Falls is part of the McKenzie River Waterfalls loop trail. The Trail starts at a parking area situated only a couple hundred feet from a designated parking area. Access to the primary Sahalie viewpoint is simple and stunning. You can expect considerable watery blow-back during spring time visits. The spot I captured this new Sahalie Falls fine art print from is NOT for everyone. It required a lot of tip-toeing and scrambling on mossy rocks perched on the edge of a torrent of water.
The waterfalls loop trail extends 2.6 miles and follows the plunging McKenzie River including a viewpoint of Koosah Falls, seen at the left.
The magical blue color of the water, rich organic aromas in the air, thunderous sounds of crashing waterfalls and dense forest vegetation all make for a magnificent adventure to this wondrous part of of Oregon.
The Fine Art Print
This beautiful new Sahalie Falls fine art print has a dynamic feel created by rushing daiquiri colored waters coursing through a andesite lava channel created by volcanic flows 3,000 years ago. You can almost hear the roar of whitewater. I’ll soon release more new photos from this area of the McKenzie River Trail, Including Koosah Falls and McKenzie River Rapids. This fine art print is cropped in a 3×5 ratio but it can be reproduced in a slightly more -square 4×5 shape. Contact me via the contact tab on the home page of this website to learn more about the printing ratios available for this new fine art landscape photograph. To view all my Oregon waterfall photos, please visit Oregon waterfalls gallery.