Need a place to play? Where you can enjoy nature viewing at its finest? This is a place where those weary of hectic schedules and jangling telephones can find peace, a place where life can be pondered from a different and unique perspective. Most of all, a place carefully designed and maintained for people -- for the mother and her baby out for a Sunday drive, for the father teaching his son how to fish, for the teenager who wants to get away for a bit, for the couple on a weekend camping trip, for the grandparents who just want to take it easy for a week. Mountain waters flow out of the Ochoco Mountain Range, joining together to form the Crooked River. This river, confined by its canyon and the Bowman Dam, forms Prineville Reservoir.

5 days ago

A nice hike with very good views, possibly most important at this exact date is there's no snow here yet, nor dirt roads!

16 days ago

It may be a short hike, but it is steep and challenging. Did this one in the evening and it was a blast!

22 days ago

The actual trail starts at Prineville Reservior State Park's campground at the top of the B loop next to the cabins. It follows the water to Jasper Point State Park then follows the lake again to Owl Creek. You can access the trail by the North road (an unimproved road) if not camping.

Pretty drive thru the canyon to get there. Great views of the canyon, crooked river and cascades from on top.

2 months ago

nice view of Crooked River from the top.

Not so much a trail, more like following a dirt road that is closed to cars half the year.

11 months ago

This was a simple and beautiful trail. Camping around the river would be perfect in fall or spring.

11 months ago

Beautiful hike to the Chimney! So cool!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Great trail. Perfect view on top.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Did this about a month ago. It was a great quick out and back hike with good views.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Stunning views.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It was a great workout so 5 stars if your doing it for the exercise but for the scenery/views 3 stars

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

cross country skiing
Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Monday, May 04, 2015

This trail climbs through an amazing canyon area, out on some bluffs and to Chimney Rock, a neat rock formation high above the Crooked River. We saw wildflowers, birds of all types, including Ravens and Vultures who were picking at a carcass, and views everywhere, including the beginnings of a spectacular sunset. And, we only saw two people. It was an incredible hike, and a great start to a long weekend in Central Oregon! If you are in this area, it's a must-do hike.