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Herman Creek Pinnacles

From Portland Hikers Field Guide

The Herman Creek Pinnacles (Tom Kloster)
The Herman Creek Pinnacles (Steve Hart)
Campsite at the Herman Creek Pinnacles (Steve Hart)
Wannabe Pinnacles (Steve Hart)

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The Herman Creek Pinnacles are odd basalt formations. It's currently unknown (at least by me) how they were formed. They consist of brittle rock that often breaks, cascading down the surface to create an apron of talus.

In the woods nearby are other smaller pinnacle-like rocks.

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Guidebooks that cover this destination

  • Day Hike! Columbia Gorge, by Seabury Blair, Jr.
  • Afoot and Afield Portland/Vancouver, by Douglas Lorain
  • 35 Hiking Trails, Columbia River Gorge, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Columbia River Gorge, 42 Scenic Hikes, by Don & Roberta Lowe
  • Hiking the Columbia River Gorge - 1st and 2nd Editions, by Russ Schneider
  • 100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon - 3rd Edition, by William L Sullivan

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