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Chush Falls


3.4 miles round trip
600 feet elevation gain
Open July through October
Use: hikers, horses

This spectacular series of cascades, hidden in a box canyon of the Three Sisters Wilderness, has been visited by Native Americans for thousands of years. Pioneers dubbed the cataract Squaw Creek Falls, using a term with derogatory connotations. Working with local tribes to mend this slight, officials renamed it Chush Falls in 2005, using the Sahaptin word for water. The creek itself became Whychus Creek—literally, “a place to cross the water.”

Although the waterfalls are wonderful, the bumpy access road is not, so be prepared to drive the final 2 miles very slowly.

From Highway 20...

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