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    Chimney Rock

    Bend, Oregon

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    Eagle Crest, OR
    Adventurer | 432 pts
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    5/8/2011
    The Chimney Rock trail is not the prettiest trail experience in Central Oregon, but it is a nice exhilirating climb. The one-mile ascent has a lot of zigzags and is pretty rocky, but the view from the rest bench at the one-mile mark is well worth the effort. The peak, at the base of Chimney Rock, is not ideal for views, especially if the western sky is cloudy and there are others crowding the peak. Also note that this trail is popular so not the choice for isolationists--and there is very little shade so avoid super-hot days. Best on a weekday early evening, I think; if you haven't driven down Highway 27 before, it is worth it just to see how beautiful the Crooked River Canyon is. Located about 20 minutes south of Prineville, total hike time about 1.5 hours (2.6 miles).
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    Bend, OR
    Adventurer | 317 pts
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    5/20/2008
    Only trail we found in the vicinity of this beautiful byway and primitive camping site on the shore of the Crooked River so an automatic 4 star. Trail well marked and a great morning challenge as it climbs for the first mile to the plateau overlooking the river. Great views of the Cascades to the west once the plateau is made and for most of the half-mile then remaining to Chimney Rock. Watch for rattle snakes!
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    Trail Information

    Bend
    Nearby City
    2.8
    Distance
    500 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Out-and-back
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    1-1.5 hours
    Duration
    Year-round
    Season
    Camping
    Additional Use
    Views
    Features
    USGS map: Stearns Butte, OR
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