Chush Falls ,Whychus Creek ,Deschutes County, Oregon ,USA


Chush Falls, also known as Lower Squaw Creek Falls and Lower Whychus Falls, is a waterfall formed along Whychus Creek on the north skirt of North Sister, west side of the city of Bend in Deschutes County, OregonAccess to Chush Falls is from Forest Service Road 16, south of Highway 242. The trail to the falls ends at the canyon rim overlooking the falls, but unmarked paths lead down to the base of the waterfall.
To access the start of the trail, follow these directions: From Highway 242, in downtown Sisters, turn south on Forest Service Road 16, signed for Three Creek Lake (do not follow FR 15, signed for Squaw Creek, west of town). After 7 miles, turn right onto FR 1514, and proceed just under 5 miles to FR 1514-600. Immediately before crossing Whychus Creek on a large concrete bridge, and turn left. This road is very rocky, so have a car with good clearance. In a mile, you will come to a pile of rocks blocking the road and this is where you will start the hike. Before the fire, you would continue another mile and a half to the real trailhead.

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