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Erratic Rock State Natural Site

McMinnville, McMinnville, OR 97128
+1 800-551-6949
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Rock is much smaller in real life than the pictures suggest

An easy and pleasant walk from a small country road up to an "erratic" rock carried from Canada and... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2016
Jeremy W
Kennesaw, Georgia
Nice fun hike to see an interesting rock

This is a nice short hike up a hill to see a glacial erratic brought by ice from Canada. The hill... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2016
Ana P
Houston, Texas
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3 Sep 2016
“Rock is much smaller in real life than the pictures suggest”
4 Aug 2016
“Nice fun hike to see an interesting rock”
McMinnville, McMinnville, OR 97128
+1 800-551-6949

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Reviewed 3 September 2016

An easy and pleasant walk from a small country road up to an "erratic" rock carried from Canada and dropped off by a passing glacier.The views of the Willamette valley are very good from here. The walk up path is paved and takes you past...More

Thank Jeremy W
Reviewed 5 August 2016

This is a nice short hike up a hill to see a glacial erratic brought by ice from Canada. The hill also provides a lovely view of the surrounding countryside. There is no parking lot associated with this trail so you will have to park...More

Thank Ana P
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The trudge up the path is nice for a little cardio, and you get to hike along a Christmas tree farm on one side, and a vineyard on the other. Oh, and there's some geese. If you take your dog, keep him on leash, of...More

Thank Gina F
Reviewed 2 April 2015

State Parks has mercifully removed the sign from the highway (possibly to protect the site?). This small site is on a side road between McMinville and Sheridan, OR (I have omitted more specific directions on purpose.) There is a paved shoulder with parking for about...More

Thank Erik L
Reviewed 10 March 2015

Yep, it's a Rock. On top of a hill. Actually, it's not even a very big Rock :-( We were amazed at the number of people who were there on a sunny Sunday in March. Somewhere, somebody must be promoting this attraction ;-) The footpath...More

2  Thank half-Brit
Reviewed 11 November 2014

Certainly it is worth the trip just to walk through the local landscape but it is a ROCK, for pete's sake. Anyone familiar with anywhere that was touched by the Missoula Floods has seen them. What is far more interesting is the effects of the...More

Thank Judy P
Reviewed 23 September 2014

It is a nice hike, but be ready for one steep climb to get to the top. It is worth it. The view of the valley is really nice, and bring a little picnic and take it all in. It is nice to walk past...More

2  Thank cassandra k
Reviewed 17 July 2014

The Erratic Rock is a the top of a hill which overlooks the valley just outside McMinnville, OR. It's a short hike up a paved path to the rock. The rock itself is nothing spectacular, but its a beautiful view of the area once you...More

Thank Laura G
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Erratic Rock State Park should be a stop if you're traveling between the Portland metro area and Lincoln City or Newport. Located between McMinnville and Sheridan just off of Hwy 18, it is a great place to take in the valley view, see the Cascades...More

5  Thank DaleMurphy4HOF
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