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Smith Rock State Park

Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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Ranked #1 of 16 attractions in Redmond
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Redmond, Oregon
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This recreation area fits all generations and all aptitudes. Whether you want to sit at a picnic table and enjoy the scenery or take a walk along the Crooked River or enjoy the world class escarpments available for climbers - Smith Rock has something for everybody to enjoy.

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

This is a magical place, especially in early morning or late afternoon light. It is a must see if you come to Redmond.

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

This is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Central Oregon. Nice to take a picnic and make a day of it........no need to be the avid hiker or climber......just go enjoy the view and the weather if it is nice out.

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Oregon
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

... and those who think they are. For the rest of the public, don't expect to find anything that looks or feels like a state park. And don't expect to find a place to park, ever, on a weekend of holiday. Sorry to be negative; I live in the area and liked this park a lot more before it became... More

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Madras, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This park is about 10 minutes from my house and I try to go at least once a month to hike. It is a nationally known rock climbing park, but also great hiking trails that are well marked and family and dog friendly. Make sure you have your dog on a leash, or face a big fine. I enjoy the... More

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Helena, Montana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

the kids and entire family had tons of fun at smith rock its a must see. I would recommend this to all visitors. rock climbing and hiking and eating and so much more

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Hillsboro, Oregon
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Parking was scarce at 11:30am on a mid-March Saturday so we parked at the very end near the turn-around. We (two 40-somethings, a 13 yo, and a pooch) took the steep Homestead Trail down to the river and made our way to the footbridge. We crossed over and then followed the River Trail for about a mile and half to... More

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Portland, Oregon
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Smith Rock state park is one of the best places to visit in the area, having something to offer for anyone. From the casual/light hiker, that could take a stroll along the banks of Crooked River, to the hiking enthusiast ( which may choose to loop over Misery Ridge, then circle back and go all the way to the top... More

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Nampa, Idaho
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10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

This was a very nice attraction with lots of hiking trails. Unfortunately we did not use any of them due to the weather and not being prepared for serious hiking. The views of the river valley from the top of the ridge were spectacular as were the rock formations. We might be tempted to come back this way later in... More

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San Diego, California
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7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Beautiful trails take you along the Crooked River as it winds through this wonderful State Park. We saw three happy Otters and many rock climbers scaling the challenging vertical faces of the red stone rocks.

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