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Smith Rock State Park

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Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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US$ 685.00*
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3-Day Tour from Portland to Crater Lake
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Beauty of nature

Smith Rock is a really beautiful rock formation and seemed to be really popular for hiking and climbing. We didn't have time (hiking) or skills (climbing) so we decided just to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Smith Rock is a really beautiful rock formation and seemed to be really popular for hiking and climbing. We didn't have time (hiking) or skills (climbing) so we decided just to take couple of photos and admire the beauty of nature.

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Baltimore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stopped here on the way from Bend to Mt Hood. It's about a 40 minute drive north of Bend off of 97. This is a beautiful place to stop for a short hike, or a day hike. You need a park permit. If you don't have one, you can buy a day use permit for $5 at a pay... More 

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Medford, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'm lucky enough to be able to look at Smith Rock every day, and it's a view I will never tire of. We take all of our first time visitors there and then they are on their own to go hike, climb or just take pictures. It may be a state park, but it is as famous as most national... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Smith Rock has a Wild West vibe. The trails offer a full spectrum of options for beginners to advanced hikers. Located just half an hour north of Bend, it is a great option to day in the Cascades. I saw eagles fishing the winding river. Bring water and get there early to avoid the afternoon heat.

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Thank Rob R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place to stop for a quick look, a short hike, or a day hike. If you're a climber, I probably don't have to tell you that this is a place not to be missed. Seems to be dog friendly as I saw many along the trail. There are a lot of picnic tables if you just... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hiked up and around the rock. High altitude, so be aware of that if you aren't used to it. Rock climbers climb one face of the rock and seem to all enjoy it, great fun to watch as well. Summers get really hot so be sure to bring water and if you have dogs, make sure they have water... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad I finally took the time to go to Smith Rock. Visit Bend regularly and finally went out to Smith Rock. The hike was gorgeous. Want to go back and actually climb! Short hikes for younger children or long hikes for those in good shape. Day pass to park is $5.

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Winter Park, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting the Redmond, OR tourist office I was told to stop by Smith Rock even though everything is covered with snow and we would not be able to walk any trails. What a surprise when we came near the Rock, just amazing, spectacular. We must return in the summer.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed 2 of the trials at Smith Rock. One "easy" and one "difficult". As a visitor to this part of the country, and one used to flat/sea level terrain, the "difficult" trail was indeed that, but enjoyed Monkey Face!

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here for a quick little hike along the river. It was perfect for our family. Not too difficult. But there are more difficult trails and rock climbing spots that range from beginner to expert! The rock formations were gorgeous as well.

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