Welcome to CHIMNEY ROCK TRAIL!
Take a break from your scenic drive along the Lower Crooked Wild and Scenic River south of Prineville
and hike one of the gems of the High Desert. Walk in the shadows of lichen-covered basalt cliffs as
you zigzag up and out of the river canyon to spectacular views of Central Oregon. The trek is about
1.3 miles and ends at the namesake “chimney” basalt rock formation. Pause on one of the benches
along the way for a drink of water and just absorb the beauty of the area before heading back to your
car and the rest of your travels.
Know before you go
Open YEAR ROUND but really nice in the spring or fall when a little moisture
has tamped down the dust.
tHE tRAIL is an out and back trail, 2.6 miles round trip and a little steep at points.
no fEES to park or hike. And the trail is near Chimney Rock campground
with toilets and potable water near campsite 8.
PETS ARE ALLOWED under owner control & please pack out any waste!
Head south from Prineville on Highway 27 toward Bowman Dam and Prineville Reservoir
about 16 miles. The trailhead is on the opposite side of the road from the Chimney Rock
point of interest
3050 N.E. 3rd St.
Prineville, OR 97754
This part of the Lower Crooked River has 9
campgrounds and 2 day-use areas. Come for
the hike and stay for some wildlife viewing, flyfishing, and camping!