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McKenzie River National Recreation Trail

McKenzie Hwy, Blue River, OR 97413, Eugene, OR
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Amazing water!

The blue color of the McKenzie is breathtakingly beautiful. The trail is beautifully maintained... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bobbyvilas
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Kauai, Hawaii
Busy - but hey, it's summer

We stopped in at the Ranger Station and were glad we did. The ranger on duty gave is great tips and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JennyTDJ
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Bakersfield, California
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“blue pool” (12 reviews)
“clear lake” (8 reviews)
“koosah falls” (7 reviews)
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McKenzie Hwy, Blue River, OR 97413, Eugene, OR
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The blue color of the McKenzie is breathtakingly beautiful. The trail is beautifully maintained and handles crowds well. A must see location if traveling near Eugene.

Thank bobbyvilas
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in at the Ranger Station and were glad we did. The ranger on duty gave is great tips and let us know what was closed. We took the left fork of 126 and parked at the trail head for the Blue Pool hike....More

Thank JennyTDJ
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Reviewed January 24, 2018

If you ever want an amazing hike this is the one. The terrain is great and the view of the bubbling river is enough to bring all your thankfulness to the forefront. Nature has that way of helping us and centering us in our lives....More

4  Thank Marti K
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

This area can be explored for 5 minutes or a few hours. The trail is not completely smooth but it is not difficult at all. Winding along the river, the view is breathtaking at every turn. This is a must stop place on Hwy 126...More

4  Thank Tiffany H
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

This a a beautiful, scenic trail. It is open to mountain biking as well as hiking. On this occasion, I mountain biked the lower (easier) portion of the trail on a beautiful Saturday in January 2018. Despite the area being quite wet, the trail holds...More

2  Thank yoterryh
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

Any where along the McKenzie river is gorgeous! I was there in October, so tons of fall color up against the river.

1  Thank Patrice D
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We camp as a small family group at Paradise Campground every August. Paraidse is located in the Willamette National Forest a few miles north of the ranger station. The trees in the campground are mostly second growth, but there are some of the older trees...More

Thank sheila b
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Reviewed August 23, 2017

Camped at the Ollalie at the McKenzie River campground, the lower loop is right on the rushing river, super loud river noise which I loved but some might think is too loud. Was able to walk down to water. Its super cold but so beautiful....More

Thank Megan G
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Reviewed August 22, 2017

We walked to the Blue Pool all along the river, wonderful. It was relatively easy to walk and not overcrowded.

Thank meyerreinhard
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

The history behind this place is fascinating! The falls is the most beautiful I've seen to date. There are trails to walk but make sure you have on non slip sole shoes when hiking.

Thank Kathy C
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sarahamoson
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Marti K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you have access to the river all along it except for when it flows underneath the lava. The river mostly moves fast in here and I have never fished along this route, but I imagine you could find a hole to try.
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Catie S
June 9, 2017|
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Response from Poofulus2000 | Reviewed this property |
Tamolitch Blue Pool via McKenzie River Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near McKenzie Bridge, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate.
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luting3
August 30, 2016|
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Response from John E | Reviewed this property |
Cell phone signal in the non mountain areas is fine. When you are in the mountains it very sporadic. It is starting to cool off now, so bring warm clothes as well. Depending on where you are there may or may not have food... More
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