Chimney Rock

Portland, Oregon

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Chimney Rock is a prominent rock formation located high above the Crooked River. This short hike takes you on a tour through a high desert ecosystem of sage and juniper to the base of Chimney Rock where you can enjoy views of the Crooked River canyon and the Central Cascade Mountains. In the warm months, be sure to cool off in the river after your hike! This short hike to the base of Chimney Rock gives you scenic views of the Crooked River canyon and the Central Cascade Mountains. From the trailhead you’ll follow a series of switchbacks up a grass- and sage-covered hillside. As the trail climbs higher, you’ll pass some twisted and gnarled juniper trees. Their stunted growth hides their age—some of the trees here are more than a century old. After 1.4 miles you’ll arrive at the dramatic spire of Chimney Rock.
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by Adam Sawyer (Falcon Guides)

Chimney Rock is a prominent rock formation located high above the Crooked River. This short hike takes you on a tour through a high desert ecosystem of sage and juniper to the base of Chimney Rock where you can enjoy views of the Crooked River canyon and the Central Cascade Mountains. In the warm months, be sure to cool off in the river after your hike!

This short hike to the base of Chimney Rock gives you scenic views of the Crooked River canyon and the Central Cascade Mountains. From the trailhead you’ll follow a series of switchbacks up a grass- and sage-covered hillside. As the trail climbs higher, you’ll pass some twisted and gnarled juniper trees. Their stunted growth hides their age—some of the trees here are more than a century old. After 1.4 miles you’ll arrive at the dramatic spire of Chimney Rock.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Portland
Distance: 2.8
Elevation Gain: 500 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1-1.5 hours
Season: Year-round
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Bureau of Land Management, Prineville District, 3050 NE Third St., Prineville; (541) 416-6700; www.blm.gov/or/districts/prineville/index.php
Local Maps: USGS Stearns Butte
Driving Directions: Directions to Chimney Rock

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