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Chimney Rock Trail is a 2.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Prineville, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length 2.7 mi Elevation gain 623 ft Route type Out & Back

Dog friendly

Kid friendly

Hiking

Nature trips

Snowshoeing

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River

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Atley Jordan
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Kelly DuLong
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Hiking

Kids (7, 11, 12) loved this one! Great views and a lovely October day. Saw only a couple other people the whole trip.

Jessica Overmyer
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HikingRocky

Pretty cool hike a little narrow and rocky in some spots. Awesome view of Crooked River!

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Tanya Young
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2/2/20: Hidden gem. Quiet. Chimney Rock as a destination is worthy even though trail is short. Enjoyed scenery on a frosty morning. Beautiful area.

Brandie Maryanski
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HikingRocky

I would say this is moderate because it’s rocky, narrow and the elevation is above 3500 ft. Under ten switch backs good gain amazing views. I will do this again this winter- I wouldn’t want to do this in any kind of heat your exposed to sun the whole time.

Bobby Burns
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Melanie Owens
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Good fun hike. Lots of switchbacks

Logan M
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Moderate to hard trail simply because it’s a constant elevation gain to top. When it’s hot outside it can be taxing so bring enough water. The hike down is much easier but can be a pain on the toes if you don’t have good hiking shoes. View is beautiful though, with 2 perfectly placed bench, one overlooking crooked river canyon and another right next to chimney rock.

Tiffany Cawley
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Beautiful trail and the kids enjoyed the hike.

Brandi Lucrecio
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Good trail to do with kids. A few switch backs.

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Nic Conroy
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Hiking

Awesome early morning hike!

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Mark Hubler
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Trail in passable condition. Couple of narrow steep side hill sections are holding onto the snow. great views.

Hkng Ldy
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Okay occasional hike. I enjoy the view from the bench.

Brian Kerr
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great views, lightly used though rugged trail.

Kevin P
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It has it's ups and downs but is short enough to be a good amount of exercise without being overtaxing. And it's just a nice place to be....

Christina Markin
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This hike is more moderate to hard. In the beginning the trail is tiny and there are steep drop offs where if you are not careful with your footing you could easily fall and be injured. I started this hike late in the day 1pm on 7/9/18, it was 90 degrees outside with very small amounts of shade and no wind very hot! I did not finish this trail, but will definitely be back to finish it as an early am hike when there is no heat. The trail is also very rocky. It follows through a dried up creek bed in the canyon and may lead around the mountain you can see from the road. This is not an easy hike.

Chelsie and kids t
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not kid friendly to many drop offs. we did have a blast though. I would recommend 12 and older. our kids are 2,3, and 5. the 5 year old walked the whole way and the other younger ones walked most of it.

Frank George III
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Relatively easy hike, family friendly. I rate it as easy to moderate.. full cascade Mountain View’s to the west. Eagles view of the river canyon.

Alena Wrought
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love the drive to the trail love the hike. never see too manu people camping sites near by can hear the river ib the background beautiful site as u make it to the top. done this hike many times recommend short but challenging

Patrick Dailey
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Beautiful trail

Jesse Rice
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fun hike with a good views

Jack M.
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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!!

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

Andrew Cruden
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Hiking

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

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

mick maddox
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Lance Huglen
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Hiking

nice view of Crooked River from the top.

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

Patty O'Bleness
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Beautiful hike to the Chimney! So cool!

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