Chush Falls in the Three Sisters Wilderness is a Magical Place to See

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bend Premier Real Estate 200009031

We have heard about Chush Falls, located off the Three Creeks Lake road outside of Sisters, Oregon, for many years, but had never hiked it until last Saturday. Since it was the middle of December, but snowfall had been somewhat light, we believed we would be fine hiking in the 2 plus miles into the waterfall. We got a late start so that it would be warmer, but experienced a lot of ice on the trail the first mile. Although we had trekking poles, ice spikes for our shoes would have been very helpful and that first mile was walked fairly slowly. Chush Falls Trailhead

The first mile of the hike is through the burned trees of the 2017 Milli fire. But despite the burned trees, there has been a lot of regrowth with manzanita and young trees and the views of North and Middle Sister were beautiful. However, one issue which we found throughout the trail was the multiple fallen trees which had to be navigated in order to continue with the hike.

Chush Falls Sisters Oregon Chush Falls Sisters Oregon

After crossing a couple of small creeks, getting lost due to a large fallen tree blocking the path, we climbed roughly 800 feet in elevation until we reached the overlook for Chush Falls. Trees blocked most of the view from the overlook, so we climbed down the steep hillside, dodging tree limbs and walking around boulders to reach Whychus Creek and walked up the stream until we reached the base of Chush Falls. It was truly a winter wonderland with ice and snow creating a stunning sight. 

Original blog can be seen at Bend Premier Real Estate's blog page


Comments (10)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

In reading and viewing yiou had a most adventurous and worthwhile hike,  Thanks for sharing the Chush Falls of the Three Sisters Wilderness

Dec 21, 2020 02:13 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Wow I am so glad I am reading and not participating, first it is strenuous second it is cold and at the end of the beautiful... so glad you shared and all I needed was to read and watch:)Endre

Dec 21, 2020 11:14 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Lynnea.

What a wonderful video, it was well worth the trip.  Thanks for sharing

Dec 22, 2020 01:25 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Lynnea Miller how beautiful. And how funny. At the time you posted this, Brian England were talking about your posts about hiking. We both love to see all about your hikes there.

Dec 22, 2020 07:39 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. It was really a winter wonderland. So glad we did that hike.


Dec 22, 2020 09:27 AM
Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

Hi Rocky Dickerson . Since Covid hit and we cannot travel anywhere, my husband and I have hiked every Saturday or Sunday. It is what is keeping us sane in this crazy time.  He has photos of me taking real estate calls on top of several mountains. Glad you are enjoying the posts. 😀

Dec 22, 2020 09:28 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your personal experience and your photographs.

Dec 22, 2020 11:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Lynnea Miller - WOW!  Those falls are amazing.  The video really makes a difference.  As for a forest burn, there is some solace in the regrowth process.  Out of the ashes comes new life and that is always very heartening. 

Dec 22, 2020 06:09 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I haven't been on a hike myself in quite some time but I always enjoy seeing the photos from your hikes!

Dec 23, 2020 03:31 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Saturday morning, Lynnea.

Have a very special weekend.

Dec 26, 2020 06:10 AM