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Smith Rock State Park

Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
+1 800-551-6949
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3-Day Tour from Portland to Crater Lake
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“rock climbing” (108 reviews)
“misery ridge” (127 reviews)
“monkey face” (80 reviews)
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Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
+1 800-551-6949
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice state park with easy access. Ample parking along the rim with trails looking across the river gorge. There are hiking trails with good access down the main trail to the river. A popular spot for rick climbers and hikers. The rim...More

Thank randy983
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Breathtaking high desert views that will leave you speechless. See Golden Eagle’s perched near the top cliffs, Deer, waterfalls, and wildflowers in June.

Thank 4_The_Adventures
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the Misery Ridge/Mesa Verde/River Trail loop of about 4 miles. We did this on 6/9/17. High that day was about 60 degrees. We came prepared with layers, water-resistant jackets, food and ponchos, along with cameras (of course). The Misery Ridge trail is a...More

Thank rvbikelady
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a good state park area to visit, rock climb (with lots of trad, sport, and boulder climbing options), hike, trail run, or just hang out in nature. We went on a Sunday, and it was pretty empty, but still gorgeous!

Thank John G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went and hiked the misery ridge loop on Sunday. It was well worth it! Very beautiful and awe inspiring. We originally were only going to do the misery ride trail, so I'm very happy we did the loop. Doing the loop...More

Thank BethanyCartledge
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hardly know where to start- other than to tell you to plan to spend several hours. Bring food and water for sure. There is a hike called misery ridge. Do it! You will find out why Misery Ridge. It is not due to the...More

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The River Trail is an easy walk in a spectacular location. $5 to get a parking tag at the kiosk by the yurt tent.

Thank Stephen M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Monkey face is a must see, when you are in Central Oregon. A short drive from Redmond. If you have the stamina you can take the Misery Trail. It is exactly the way it sounds, a misery! There is also a River Trail which is...More

Thank Sashi K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hiked the Misery Ridge trail and loved it! The views are very rewarding and there are many places where you can take them in.

Thank elkabelka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a steep portion right upon entering, but after that it's pretty smooth walking. There were people with dogs and little kids, but also intense rock climbers. It's kind of fascinating to watch the climbers, especially if you're from the flat Midwest! We saw...More

Thank abwolverine
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Dana H
We are considering a visit in March, will there still be snow for snowshoeing or will it be hiking weather?
30 January 2017|
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Record cold and snow fall this winter! My bet is there will be some snow.
Hi. We have 1-2 hours to stop at the park and would like to get the best bang for our buck (time). Will be coming from Portland and then heading to Sisters. Where should we enter the park and where can we get the best views, either without hiking (rim views) or taking one short easy hike. (We are seniors.) Thanks!
13 December 2016|
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Response from Fallcolorfool | Reviewed this property |
There is only one entrance/exit to this state park from Hwy 97. I would recommend to you to stop at the first parking lot in the park. From there leads a easy flat trail that takes you around the southern edge of the steep... More
How much can we see since I have a bum leg and cannot hike? It is so beautiful in the pics and I can walk some but cannot manage hiking. I would love to see some of it from a turnout , viewpoint , vista or the like.
14 May 2016|
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Response from Cameron M | Reviewed this property |
You can see quite a bit from the parking areas. If you simply cannot get out of the car you can still get a decent panorama of the cliffs. Better, if you can park and walk to the rim at the various parking areas you'll get... More