Fort Rock is an extinct Ancient Volcano over 50,000 years old. Its massive, towering walls extend over 200 feet above the plain! Take the trail around the interior of the “Fort" and you'll soon realize why Ancient Indian settlers called this home - it's even bigger than it looks at over 4,600 feet in diameter! Roughly 33 minutes from the Lakeside Restaurant, Motel & RV Park, Fort Rock is a great spot for all adventurers and explorers alike, and one of Lakeside’s most recommended destination spots.
Table Rock was once home to the Takelma Indians. Today, the Table Rocks are a beautiful, scenic hike for all types of adventurers. Be advised, dogs, horses, fires and flower picking is prohibited at both trails. Difficulty: The hike is an easy 2.8-mile trip, with an elevation of 720 feet. The hike up Lower Table Rock is a moderate 5.4-mile trip, extending upward of 780 feet. Season: Open all year.
Derrick Cave is an ancient lava tube over 30 feet high, 50 feet wide and 1/4 mile long and one of Christmas Valleys most treasured hot-spots. In the 1960s, Derrick Cave became a designated nuclear fallout shelter with supplies of food and water. The main road is unpaved so high clearance two-wheel drive vehicles are usable most of the time. During the winter and rainy months, high clearance 4x4 vehicles are recommended and sometimes the road may become completely impassable. Recommended to wear a jacket while exploring and to bring extra light sources as it can be very dark in certain areas.
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