This park offers an adventure that requires fortitude as it’s a long hike through sagebrush country concluding with a steep climb. Ensure you have plenty of water. The actual columns are not within the park boundaries but the park provides a viewpoint of these volcanic monuments. These spectacular formations of slowly-cooled lava, with the characteristic vertically-hexagonal jointing of basalt, rise majestically out of the surrounding fir forest.
The Keremeos Columns share the same geological phenomenon status as the Giant Causeway in Northern Ireland and the Devil’s Tower in Wyoming.
As an added bonus, during the spring, the Lewisia blossoms add a flourish of color to the area. Be aware that trail access is across private property, so please be respectful of the privilege.