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Smith Rock State Park

Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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Ranked #1 of 17 Attractions in Redmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
Traveler Description: One of the great things about Smith Rock State Park is that nearly everybody can enjoy it ... it doesn't matter if you are young, old, sedentary, or... more »
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Monterey, California
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159 reviews 159 reviews
29 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Very pleasant place. Informed staff and volunteers. Native gardens. Serious rock climbers there. Walk- in campground. Well groomed. Picnic grounds. Dogs welcome.

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Grand Rapids, MI
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Put on your tennis shoes and grab your small backpack and head for the most beautiful place in Central Oregon! First buy a pass for $5 and put on your driver's dashboard. Time to climb some hills! Start immediately by conquering Misery Ridge Trail to the top. You won't feel like it later. So do it first. Don't just stop... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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47 reviews 47 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Absolutely amazing views! They have many hiking trails of different length and difficulty. The place is just beautiful! A must see!!

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New York City, New York
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162 reviews 162 reviews
69 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

driving from Hood River to Bend, we stopped in Smith Rock state park. it is not the Grand Canyon as it is not very large but all these spires and cliffs were impressive, a paradise for climbers and hikers alike. the clouds were casting shadows on the rocks and the result was spectacular.

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Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Definitely pop out here when you have a chance. The hikes are a little crowded, but nothing takes away from the beauty of this place. I swear you'll feel like you'll see a film crew shooting a Western around every corner.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
19 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I'm probably the last person you would expect to rate a trail in a state park. Sure, I can walk up 5th Avenue from Washington Square to Central Park without stopping for a Mister Softee cone. I have that kind of stamina. But when you're among nature-loving friends you haven't seen in a long time, well, it's worth the effort... More

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Fun hike and great views of the surrounding area and rock formations! Take plenty of water, camera batteries and enjoy the hike.

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Eugene, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Great, Great, Great! Wort drive from any distance. Great hiking. Highly recommended. Hard to find parking on summer weekends.

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Eugene, Oregon
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The rock formations are beautiful and dramatic! You can choose your level of difficulty -- walk along the paved trail across from the peaks; head down to the river and gaze up at the formations; or, if you have the skill, climb some of the rocks. There is a $5 fee for day use.

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Smith Rock State Park is a no frills fantastic outdoors experience for the hiker of all levels of expertise! If you aren't into hiking but want a place to exercise your creative photography skills it is also a great place for you. If you just need a tranquil place to recharge from the rat race of daily life on the... More

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