Chimney Rock Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Chimney Rock Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Prineville, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
583 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

scramble

hiking
11 days ago

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20 days 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
1 month 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
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

nice view of Crooked River from the top.

3 months ago

4 months ago

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

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

hiking
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.

hiking
Sunday, June 17, 2012

Enjoy hiking this, however, just a note for anyone who decides to hike it in the snow/ice (as we [self, husband, 12 yr old son, 2 german shepherds] did one time), there are two areas where it can be dangerous in the snow/ice- Yak-traks or something similar would be helpful to put on your boots, also, keep your dog on a lead unless he/she absolutely will stay right next to you. There is a place when the area is frozen the dog can actually slip and drop over the side of a fairly large cliff.

Hiking in the spring and summer is very nice though!