Erratic Rock State Natural Site

Sheridan, OR
Length: 1.00 mi.
Type: Out & Back

About This Trail

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The walk is on a paved trail and less than a mile out and back. There is decent incline as it leads you up to beautiful views of the valley. At the top you’ll find the largest glacial erratic in the Willamette Valley in western Oregon. A great spot to enjoy a picnic lunch. There is NO PHYSICAL ADDRESS for this park. Please use GoogleMap or use GPS Coordinates: 45°08′24″N 123°17′35″W. There are signs along Hwy18 directing you as well.  Parking is not really marked, but you’ll see there’s a slight gravel pull off across the road from the trailhead.

The rock is a great climbing attraction for kids and a bench to sit and watch them play.  During the summer you’ll find fruit for picking along the trail and enjoy beautiful colors and views in the fall.

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Trail Features

Stroller friendly Yes
ADA accessible Yes
Water fountains No
Bathrooms No
Pet friendly No
Nearby convenience store No
Camping Nearby No
Emergency support
within 5 miles

Trail highlights

Natural Play Area, Picnic Area, and Viewpoint

big glacial rock kids can climb on
great valley views
bench/picnic table at top viewpoint

Trail Contributor

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I’m Jill, a mom to 3 energetic boys as well as a business owner. We live in Yamhill County, Oregon and I got involved with Hike it Baby in May 2016 as a Branch Ambassador.   As a self-employed business consultant, working from home while raising my boys started to feel a bit isolating.  Getting connected with my community was important to me and I wanted to get back out in the fresh air more. Even if we get out just once a week it makes a difference and I appreciate having that “unplugged” time. I look forward to getting more families to join me for adventures out on a trail.

I enjoy exploring new trails and rediscovering trails we’ve explored before in new seasons. Personally, I am drawn to any hike involving waterfalls so when I get a chance I am trying to find new ones to explore and find.

During the week most of our hikes are fairly close to home to accommodate our current school and work schedules, but no matter how big or small we like to get outside on adventures.   When we have more time we try to sneak a little further from home to explore the coast, Columbia Gorge, Central Oregon or out to the mountains.    My husband and I enjoyed hiking before having kids and are now trying to raise our boys to love the outdoors as well, and look forward to many adventures in our future.

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