A Photo A Week: Natural Monuments

Haystack Rock

Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Oregon Coast

Haystack Rock, Pacific Coast, Cannon Beach, Clatsop County, Oregon

Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach is one of the most identifiable geological formations of Oregon. The basalt sea stack is 235-foot (72-meter) tall.  Haystack Rock was formed by lava flows emanating from the Blue Mountains and Columbia basin about 15-16 million years ago.  (Note, this is one of several Oregon rock formations named Haystack Rock.)

A Photo A Week: Natural Monuments


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