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.

hiking
17 days ago

Great afternoon of hiking!! With the Cascades snowed in this was a good alternative. Nice time of year to hit the eastern part of Central Oregon!! Great photo opportunities!!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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!

hiking
2 months ago

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

hiking
2 months 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.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
Sunday, November 06, 2016

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

hiking
Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Beautiful hike to the Chimney! So cool!

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Great trail. Perfect view on top.

hiking
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