McMinnville, Oregon: Erratic Rock Park

A hilltop boulder that was so out-of-place in McMinnville that it was granted its own park. With a picnic table.
Address:
SW Oldsville Rd, McMinnville, OR
Directions:
Drive south of town on Hwy 99W/18 for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto McCabe Chapel Rd, then a quick left onto Oldsville Rd. Drive 1.5 miles, look for the brown Erratic Rock sign on the right, and park in the space provided on the left. A paved trail leads a half-mile up a steep hill to the rock.
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Erratic Rock State Park

The largest glacial erratic (rock of different type than local rock, transported to current site by glacier or ice floe in a large, glacier-dammed lake) in the Willamette Valley in western Oregon. The site is designated Erratic Rock State Park. The approx. 5m long by 2m high rock rests atop a small hill, reached via a path thru a vineyard. Great views of the Cascade Mountains from the rock.

[Chet Zenone, 07/01/2001]

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