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

Carrier needed No
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 enjoy exploring new trails and rediscovering trails we’ve explored before in new seasons. Connecting with other families that are up for adventures is a great fit for our family and I only wish it had existed when I was first starting out on this Mom journey.

During the week most of our hikes are fairly close to home to accommodate our current nap, 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 or out to the mountains.   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.  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.