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Smith Rock State Park

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Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing

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A must-do in Central Oregon

Amazing hike around the park with awesome views from the top. Another great hike is around the bottom and up the Burma Road. Lots of lizards, snakes and birds to see. World class... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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Rotorua, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Amazing hike around the park with awesome views from the top. Another great hike is around the bottom and up the Burma Road. Lots of lizards, snakes and birds to see. World class rock climbing and a rock shaped like a monkey.

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

On of my favorite places to take visitors. They have something for all. Great vistas and views, a gentle walk to an overlook, or head to the river for a hike, feeling tough hike Misery Ridge, or go rock climbing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to see some beautiful rock formations. I recommend starting the hike along the river and climb up the rear of the rock. You will see a lot of beautiful wildlife and scenery. Taking this route is also a less strenuous climb and has less traffic. Bring water even if the weather is cool.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

If you like hiking, you definitely need to come here. One of the most beautiful hikes ever been on. Highly recommend. Also a good place for rock climbers.

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Vancouver, WA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Although I had heard a few people talk about how great Smith Rock State Park was for rock climbing, it was not clear to me that this place is simply an amazing natural spectacle that everyone should visit and see at least once. The dramatic rock formations, colors, and the crooked river are definitely a sight to behold -no rock... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This state park is amazing. After multiple visits, we had completed six different hikes around the park. All of the hikes were very scenic.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Easy to get to. Variety of options for hiking. Beautiful area. Take two bottles of water. We did a loop so we wouldn't have to cone back the same way. Watched three people on monkey face rock.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Right outside of Bend, you have the southwest. It is dry and shrubby, and there are rocks to scramble on, and if you're trained and have gear, taller ones to climb. The views are nice and the rock is pretty awesome. If you've already been to the southwest, skip it, but if not, enjoy it!

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We did a short walk from the parking to the bridge and packed a picnic to enjoy. Our little person loved running around the grass area, meeting the volunteer and his snake and watching spiderman go up the side of the cliff. It was worth the drive out from Bend and we'd go again, it was just spectacular. If you... More 

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shreveport la
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place was awesome, a variety of trails available, really beautiful and clean. You do have to pay to park, they have several parking places. I would not say that this is handicap friendly, because the path going down to the trails is pretty steep. Do not be fooled by length of trail, because the 4 mile trail is the... More 

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