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She Who Watches/Petroglyph hike

We took our 9 yr old grandson on the guided walk/hike to view more of the rock paintings and... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Chicogirl2015
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Tigard, Oregon
Fun, low key tour...

Ann is a wonderful guide. Very patient and knowledgeable. She also has a great sense of humor... read more

Reviewed August 17, 2018
SegwayRay
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Vancouver, Washington
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Horsethief Lake attracts fishing and camping enthusiasts primarily, but anyone interested in beautiful scenery will enjoy the park and nearby Celilo Falls just as much.
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Reviewed October 12, 2018

The morning guide was quite slow and didn't seem to know her topic further than by rote. Didn't seem to think 'outside the box'. Gave the typical 'media' take on what we were seeing, if you want to believe it. I am so glad these...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018

We took our 9 yr old grandson on the guided walk/hike to view more of the rock paintings and carvings. It was really interesting! Our guide was a volunteer who was clearly pretty passionate about the history of the area and culture of the native...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Chicogirl2015
Reviewed August 17, 2018

Ann is a wonderful guide. Very patient and knowledgeable. She also has a great sense of humor. Both carvings and paintings were interesting. Definitely worth the stop.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank SegwayRay
Reviewed July 31, 2018

A beautiful assortment of ancient rock carvings and paintings in a beautiful riverside park. The art was saved from being flooded by the dam, then was locked away for 25 years! Fortunately it is now on display, with good interpretive signage. Curious children (and their...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Carol C
Reviewed June 3, 2018

You take a little road off Hwy 14 to the left while heading west into Columbia Hills State Park. It's just a little road that goes maybe a mile or two down to the river front near the railroad tracks. Along there are petroglyphs on...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank JenG1234
Reviewed June 1, 2018

Let the kids out of the car to run around! great view of the river and a nice place for a picnic lunch.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 5, 2018 via mobile

Several state owned properties were combined to create Columbia Hills park, and because of this and great historical and recreational things to do it is a large park with different entrances going to different things. We camped at Horsethief Lake In a platform tent provided...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed July 31, 2017

It was very hot and windy the day we stopped at Horsethief Lake to see the petroglyphs. The trail with the petroglyphs "in situ" can only be done as a guided tour with a ranger and was not offered when we were there. Apparently they...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank igolfCA
Reviewed June 12, 2017

We were here for a rock art field trip and the petroglyphs are interesting. Some were saved when the Columbia River was dammed at the Dalles several years ago and are exhibited here, well protected behind a fence. A short hike with some scrambling over...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank CarrollZahn
Reviewed June 5, 2017

We took the guided walk to see the petroglyphs. I have wanted to see "She Who Watches" for a long time. I was not disappointed. The trail is called "easy," but if you have a disability it won't be. There are some rocky areas, but...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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