Hole-in-the-Ground

Hole-in-the-Ground, Fort Rock: Address, Phone Number, Hole-in-the-Ground Reviews: 3.5/5

Hole-in-the-Ground
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A volcanic explosion crater that was formed between 13,500 and 18,000 years ago.
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Thomas K
Corvallis, OR1 contribution
Bummer dude
Jun 2021
We drove on gravel roads with many turns and never did find the "hole". There are no signs off the highway and no road markings on the forest service roads.
Written June 21, 2021
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Ken E
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Well worth the time to see.
May 2021
It is an incredible geological feature that one needs to experience. A little difficult to find because people have taken all of the Forest Service signs home for souvenirs. (Not appreciated.) Turn East on black cinder road at milepost 22. No signs, about 4 1/2 miles to the "Hole". Or you can follow Google Maps, dirt roads and a little over 2 miles off of the pavement. (Pay attention though.) Will visit again. You need to allow enough time to either hike of drive to the bottom of the crater (maar) to get a true perspective of the feature. 2 thumbs up.
Written May 23, 2021
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Brimstone82
Timbuktu, Mali4 contributions
Clark Griswold-esque
Jun 2019 • Family
I missed the sign on the highway and followed Google Maps onto a web of Jeep trails. This terrified my MIL, who was in the back seat. I started to feel like Clark Griswold in "Vacation", so we high tailed it out of there without seeing the Hole in the Ground.
Written June 20, 2019
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alanvoetsch
Ruch, OR210 contributions
Can be hard to find
Jun 2017 • Couples
Had a hard time winding our way through rutted roads but we finally managed to grab a peak. It looks cooler from Google Earth but it is an interesting stopping point if you're driving through on Hwy 31. It look like an impact crater a couple thousand feet across, maybe more.
Written July 1, 2017
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Nancy H
Bend, OR31 contributions
Name says it all
Apr 2017 • Couples
After 4 miles on a rutted dirt road we arrived. The geology of the area was interesting but the hole was not.
Written April 30, 2017
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jim a
Roseburg, OR104 contributions
Great, unique natural wonder
Apr 2016 • Solo
With the tall Douglas Pine all around and deafening quiet the large hole is cool to do photos, travel around (with enough clearance on your vehicle), enjoy solitude and camp out nearby. The hole itself is huge and looking down one sees tiny trails w-a-a-a-y down where those who've ventured must've looked like ants from the rim. Had to make the High Desert Museum before days end, but would've loved to go below.
Written August 9, 2016
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4snickers
Gig Harbor, WA234 contributions
If you love Rocks and Geology this is pretty cool!
May 2016 • Couples
We heard about Crack in the ground and since we were out we gave it a try. There is an 8 mile gravel road that can be flooded, snowed, or have large potholes so it is not for the risk averse! Also there really are not many facilities, (restos or gas) or anything else near this area. Can be terribly hot in the summer and brutally cold in the winter! But if you continue on to the parking spot walk about half a mile you come upon this natural wonder where the locals would come to make ice cream in the summer months as the ice sometimes would not melt in the bottom of this 75 foot hole. Kids and adventure seekers love climbing over the rocks and I love all the formations from the lava flows that once blanketed this area. The verdant greens, the shadows, the dearth of other people and the lovely coolness at the bottom are all reasons for me to explore. Also the area is home to amazingly large junipers and wildflowers. Jackrabbits are plentiful as are chipmunks on the road into the area so be alert. Bring water as it is Very dry out here. There is a porto potty at the trail head. This is NOT handicap accessible. You need to be able to climb large boulders and keep your balance. Also the rocks can fall from the walls as seen below. So be aware at all times, otherwise enjoy! Photographers delight!
Written June 1, 2016
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jdcandtkc
13 contributions
Hole in the ground
Mar 2016 • Family
We stopped by after visiting Fort Rock. Few miles off the highway. Road is unpaved with few "holes". It is a "Hole in the ground" We hiked down and around. Our boy had fun looking at tracks and scat.
He found an animal(badger?) skull. We saw deer and birds. It was a nice side stop on our road trip.
Written April 10, 2016
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ganderandgoose
Hillsboro, OR153 contributions
Just a Hole-In-the-Ground
Sep 2015 • Couples
It is not really worth the drive. If you do and you have a low clearance vehicle, follow the signs from OR31. We made the mistake of trying to reach Hole-in-the-Ground taking the back roads from Fort Rock with a low clearance vehicle.
Written October 11, 2015
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ccrowe3
Lakeside, CA509 contributions
Aptly named, it is a big hole in the ground
Jul 2015 • Family
On an out of the way trip to the Fort Rock area we visited the Hole-in-the-ground. It isn't difficult to find and the road was easily passable for our low to the ground minivan, even in the on again off again rain, thunder and lightning we experienced. I think the weather probably made for a better adventure than if it had been a hot sunny day.
Written July 13, 2015
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