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Smith Rock State Park

Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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98%
Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Redmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
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Type: State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Bossier City, Louisiana
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39 reviews 39 reviews
19 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 NEW

My guide was Ben at Timberline Mountain Guides. He was competent and confident, which makes the guests feel at ease. Great experience.

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Eugene, Oregon
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105 reviews 105 reviews
41 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

I am terrified of heights but enjoyed watching the climbers. It was very interesting noticing all the different license plates in the parking lot. People came from all over the US to climb these rocks

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Damascus, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm not a rock climber but seeing the action was amazing and a lot of fun! Smith Rocks is wonderful for hiking, strolling and photography, as well as world class rock climbing. If climbing is not for you there is still plenty to be excited about. The terrain is straight up for hundreds of feet in some places. Rapelling is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Misery Trail was worth it. The views are spectacular. The altitude can affect even fit people, so be prepared to allow enough time to make the loop. Bring water and sunscreen. I wore running shoes which were not the best for the loose, dusty ground.

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is a great place to take a hike, enjoy the wildlife or just absorb the beauty. Known to rock climbers, but you won't catch me doing it! This is one of the first places we take our visitors because it has some dramatic scenery - even if you are not into hiking.

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Redmond, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

It is remarkable to watch many people climbing. You have a great seat and they are accross the river in front of you for a very special view. I met a Aussie on the Great Barrier Reef and his goal was to climb the Smith Rocks. Climbers, this is the place! Hikers, this also is a great place with many... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Smith Rock State Park is a delightful place to visit for all ages. The panoramic view from the top is beautiful! There is a nice viewing area with benches available as well as a covered picnic area on the top of the canyon. This view is just a short walk from most parking areas. If you choose to explore the... More 

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California, United States
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Incredible nature. Nice hike/walk amid beauty of the high desert. Fun to watch the climbers. You can choose easy, medium, challenging walk.

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Eugene, Oregon
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I've lived in Bend for a few years, visited often. I knew Smith Rocks was a climbers Mecca. Little did I know the hiker/trail runner in me would find more than just a good workout. Smith Rocks is very accessible, year round. Several routes up the rocks to the top. Eagle's nests purchased within view of the trail, enough exposure... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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74 reviews 74 reviews
26 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

People come from near and far to visit Smith Rock. A brisk walk will take you to a few different trails, along the river or vertically right up to the top. Wear good shoes with grip, and remember to buy a parking permit (you will get a ticket if you don't!). Take a camera and your dog and get some... More 

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