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Clark Griswold-esque

I missed the sign on the highway and followed Google Maps onto a web of Jeep trails. This terrified... read more

Reviewed June 20, 2019
Timbuktu, Mali
Can be hard to find

Had a hard time winding our way through rutted roads but we finally managed to grab a peak. It... read more

Reviewed July 1, 2017
Ruch, Oregon
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Jun 20, 2019
“Clark Griswold-esque”
Jul 1, 2017
“Can be hard to find”
A volcanic explosion crater that was formed between 13,500 and 18,000 years ago.
Fort Rock, OR
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Reviewed June 20, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Brimstone82
Reviewed July 1, 2017

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...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank alanvoetsch
Reviewed April 30, 2017

After 4 miles on a rutted dirt road we arrived. The geology of the area was interesting but the hole was not.

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Nancy H
Reviewed August 9, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: April 2016
3  Thank jim a
Reviewed June 1, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: May 2016
6  Thank 4snickers
Reviewed April 10, 2016

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...More

Date of experience: March 2016
Thank jdcandtkc
Reviewed October 11, 2015

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.

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank ganderandgoose
Reviewed July 12, 2015

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...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank ccrowe3
Reviewed July 8, 2015

Nice place to have some quite picnic, or simply stretch your legs. Not really much to do and see, aside enjoying the fresh air and pine tress around

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank NWPhil
Reviewed July 5, 2015

I don't think many people go here, as I presume it can be a little difficult to find (no sighs off 31). At around ~25 mile from 97, look for a little BLACK mailbox with "OUTBACK STATION" sign on the right...across is NF-3145 road "Y"...More

Date of experience: July 2015
4  Thank XplorerMike
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