Explore Fort Rock State Park

Rate this Adventure Oregon Fort Rock

Added by Ryan Blake

  • Distance. 1.7 mile loop
  • Elevation gain: 250 ft
  • Amazing panoramic views in "The Oregon Outback" of Fort Rock
  • Great photography area
  • Sprawling views
  • Hike inside the rock structure

There's a great beginners hike inside the rock crater itself, and if you drive on the dirt road on the south side of the rock you can get to some great vista points and photography spots.

This is great during the day or night (amazing starry views on clear nights), and you can get here any time of year, although Spring, Summer, and Fall are the best.

Getting there: From La Pine, head east on Hwy 31 till you hit County Rd. 5 - 10, left on Cow Cave Lane, and right on County Rd. 5 - 11a. You'll run straight into Fort Rock from there. If you're coming from the east, head west through Christmas Valley, stay on the only paved road that twists and turns northwest and you'll run straight into Fort Rock.

Pack List

  • Camera
  • Decent walking shoes
  • Water
  • Food/snacks
Read More

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More



Chillin, Hiking, Photography

Skill Level:



Year Round


Easy Parking
Family Friendly

Are we missing something?

Suggest an edit

How to Get There

Have you done this adventure? Have something to add? You could be the first to leave a review!

Added by Ryan Blake

More Adventures Nearby

Hike the Tumalo Creek Loop

Oregon / Tumalo Falls

This Loop begins at the Tumalo Falls View Point; however, the trail continues for another 3 miles.

Sara Welge
5 Saves

Hike Mt. Bachelor Sunrise to Summit

Oregon / Sunrise Lodge Trailhead

The Sunrise to Summit Trail on Mt. Bachelor is the easiest and most straightforward way for peakbaggers to reach the summit of one of Central Oregon’s classic volcano climbs.

Rachel Davidson
13 Saves

Hike the Olallie Lake North Basin Loop

Oregon / Lower Lake Trailhead

Begin at the Lower Lake Campground and take the Lower Lake trailhead. The best direction to hike is counter clockwise, however you can do either.

Isaac Desautels
3 Saves