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Breath taking

Beautiful scenery of the basalt rocks. Fun to watch the rock climbers climbing the basalt towers... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
hrengli
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Quincy, Washington
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"Feathers"

These basalt pillars look like feathers and have climbers over them. This formation isn't far from... read more

Reviewed April 14, 2018
Helen C
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Old Vantage Hwy, Quincy, WA 98848
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Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful scenery of the basalt rocks. Fun to watch the rock climbers climbing the basalt towers!! Follow the toad down to the Columbia river where there are walking trails and a boat launch.

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Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

These basalt pillars look like feathers and have climbers over them. This formation isn't far from the Columbia River after you have turned onto Vantage Rd. Vantage Rd has views of interesting basalt formations, but I loved "Feathers" the best. No restrooms here.

Thank Helen C
Reviewed April 1, 2018

Very interesting site of our geological formations in this area. We were in a tour group led by a quite knowledgable guide Ken Lacy and that was a priceless journey as a result!

Thank Jimmarker
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

We did this walk today with our two little kids. Nice walk with a waterfall at the end. Easy and flat.

Thank Jennifer H
Reviewed February 21, 2018

Frenchman’s Coulee is accessible by taking the Old Vantage Highway toward the Columbia River from the east side. Exit I-90 at Road U and head north around the “S” curve and take the first left turn down the hill. Before completion of Wanapum Dam, visible...More

3  Thank scoleman2017
Reviewed October 26, 2017 via mobile

On the road to the gorge amphitheater, small parking lot. Mostly rock climbers practicing on the monolith rocks. Wonderful easy trails to Vista's of the Columbia river, waterfalls and coulees. Just off I-90. Nice for an afternoon stroll.

Thank Chris K
Reviewed October 22, 2017

Astonishing vistas here in this gem of a descent into and out of a coulee. This area was inundated over and over by the immense floods that carved this area, and the fact that one can drive along the coulee to the river is a...More

Thank Scott P
Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Neat drive while in town for a concert. Loved watching those brace rock climbers. Next time I will bring my hiking shoes and check out the trails.

1  Thank Christy S
Reviewed August 28, 2017

This was our latest visit to a place we have come to love. Although known for rock climbing this is a place not to be overlooked by those of us beyond climbing years who was a nice hike. The basalt cliffs are wonderful. On a...More

Thank Paul B
Reviewed March 30, 2017

quick easy access off of I-90. Nice stop for a break in the drive. Fun watching the climbers scale the rock.

Thank Chuck C
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