From the parking turnout the hike up to the rock is somewhat steep but very short. The view back down and to the surrounding area is somewhat interesting but the perspective of the rock gained is well worth it.
Standing beneath the 40 ton (36,000 kg) rock one can’t help but feel a little uneasy as the rock could easily crush you if it were to finally fall. The base of the rock is only 3’ x 17.5 in wide (91 cm x 45 cm) to truly appreciate this tiny pedestal one must stand at it’s base.
It is hard to find any details about the rock beyond the sign posted by the road. It is 48 feet (14 m) high and 40 feet (12m) wide and weighs approximately 40 tons (36,000 kg). The base is only 3 x 17.5 in wide (91 cm x 45 cm) and some sources have claimed that that mass on that pedestal is a world record. I can’t confirm that but it is certainly an interesting site.
The rock is a basaltic monolith which was sculpted both by water and wind forces but more predominantly by wind most likely. The main thing I would point out to any traveler is that it’s an interesting rock but unless you’re driving very near this location don’t make a trip here. It won’t be a total disappointment but it’s probably not worth a long distance trip.