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This is awesome, but it's a good hike

Worth seeing for sure. But it is a decent hike so pack water and pay attention to trail markings... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2017
alanvoetsch
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Ruch, Oregon
Shoshoni cultural and historical must-see

Natural beauty at its best. For the Shoshoni, this was the altar of Tawa, the sun god, and was a... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2014
DramaRatQueen
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Portland, Oregon
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Jun 24, 2017
“This is awesome, but it's a good hike”
Dec 7, 2014
“Shoshoni cultural and historical must-see”
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Mill Creek Road, Prineville, OR
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Reviewed 25 June 2017

Worth seeing for sure. But it is a decent hike so pack water and pay attention to trail markings. IIRC, there was a junction or 2 that were not very clear as to direction. Once there you know it was worth the hike.

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Reviewed 8 December 2014

Natural beauty at its best. For the Shoshoni, this was the altar of Tawa, the sun god, and was a sacred placed place where religious ceremonies were conducted. Not a difficult hike, but give yourself time. The altitude may inhibit your speed. Also, the drive...More

2  Thank DramaRatQueen
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Reviewed 17 September 2014

Very well kept trail with highs and lows to keep it interesting. The pillar at the end is rewarding, and such a sight to see. One of many cool spots in Prineville to see, how amazing the shape of our land really is!

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Reviewed 8 March 2014

We went with our hiking group. A bunch of "old fogeys" and not very stressed by the hike or the climb. It was about 5 miles round trip with minimal elevation gain. Our hike leader of the day, had printed off some Indian lore of...More

2  Thank 4duffy2
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

definitely catches you by surprise as you are driving along to see this beautiful sight! the best location for pictures is before you actually get to the viewpoint, as you can pick up all the interesting shapes of the rock!

2  Thank hi-wanderer
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Reviewed 3 June 2013

Stein's Pillar is a great place to get away from the crowds and enjoy a cool rock formation sticking out among the trees. There is a viewpoint on Mill Creek Road if one does not want to hike along with a historic sign. For the...More

2  Thank Rainier72
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