Chimney Rock

Portland, Oregon 97086

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock Professional Review and Guide

"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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Trail Information

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