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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: Rock climbing, Hiking

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Awesome natural area

We have visited a number of times and enjoyed the hike both in the summer and in colder seasons. It does get mercilessly hot in the summer and it's arrid with little shade but the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Salem, Oregon
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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We have visited a number of times and enjoyed the hike both in the summer and in colder seasons. It does get mercilessly hot in the summer and it's arrid with little shade but the parking area has some.

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Fairfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My hike was up the Misery Ridge Trail (very tough), right at the Mesa Verde Trail and left back to the bridge on the River trail. Total hiking time was 3.0 hours which included several stops for amazing photos. Going up the Misery Ridge Trail was a misery. Not recommended for low endurance hikers. Saw some eagles going up and... More 

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Sparks, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Smith rock is a great place for photo bugs gorgeous rock formations rock climbers dream. Great place for picnics

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wow! What an amazing day spent hiking at Smith Rock. You don't even realize the beauty of this place until you are right in it (just a short drive east of 97, north of Bend). Hiked Misery Ridge to Monkey Face, a strenuous but short hike (2 hours to do the entire loop for a mid-level pace). I'm afraid of... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I can't wait to return to this beautiful place where Bald Eagles have chosen to call home! Next time I'm bringing my rope and doing some climbing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This is a fantastic state park. Liesurely strolls to sheer rock cliff climbing. Something for all. Sit and watch, stroll along or hike purposely. I applaud the climbers. The park is well developed and maintained. Thank you Oregon..beautiful

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We visited Smith Rock State park spring break 2015 and we were blown away by it's beauty! It is a great area to hike and is a climbing mecca. We aren't climbers but had a great time watching them. Stunning vistas across to volcanoes and the rock outcroppings are gorgeous. The hike up to the top and Monkeyface took less... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I hiked the loop connecting Misery Ridge, Mesa Verde, and the River Trail on Sat. May 2, 2015. It was a great hike with breathtaking views of the river and the surrounding hills and mountains. As you get to the peak of Misery Ridge you can see Monkey Face where there are many climbers scaling that wall of stone. I... More 

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Portland oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

I have been to Smith Rock several times, the hike up misery ridge is very nice. Monkey face on the backside is incredible to see especially when rock climbers are scaling it. The walk around crooked river is a nice cool down after hiking.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Let me start by saying my boyfriend and I don't climb. This place was teeming with climbers at about 130 on a Tuesday, but we had a great time just hiking and enjoying the beautiful site. I can see that it would be best to visit early in the morning if the weather was over 80 though for sure. It... More 

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