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Smith Rock State Park

Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Redmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Rock climbing, Hiking
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Redmond, Oregon
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

great variety of trails/climbs, views, people and wildlife. Takes and hour or all day. The walk around the corner is easy and the climbs can be hard. Parking can be a challenge on a warm sunny day.

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Gresham
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

great place to spend the day hiking just enjoying the views and the climbers, easily found by signs off the Highway

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Also a lovely, unusual spot to picnic or just spend the day with the kids -- there are short, as well as long, hikes and beautiful scenery.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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31 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

This well known park is a beautiful place to spend a few hours hiking and simply watching the rock climbers scale the sheer walls! You can bring a picnic lunch and eat it sitting on rocks by the river! A gorgeous place as a backdrop for awesome photography! We hiked as an adult family of 8 with a 3 year... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

An incredibly beautiful destination that can be enjoyed by the least able to the most adventurous. We totally enjoyed our leisurely walk around the trail. The beauty of nature and the spectacle of the rock climbers kept us entertained for hours. In fact, we came back a 2nd day. So easy to get to and only $5 to park! What... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This place is amazing and I only wish I had seen it when I still had the ability to hike. Even without that ability there is so much to see in this high desert area, and there are places to park along the road where you can see wildlife and amazing views of the rock formations. If you have any... More 

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Roseburg, Oregon
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Don't plan to see it all in one day. It's such a beautiful area with multiple hiking opportunities. Panoramic views of the mountains in the background. Definitely a place to check out if you're in the area.

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Perth, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a truly spectacular location. From the other side of the canyon is is possible to pick out specks on the rock face, only to realise they are intrepid climbers. A well maintained place with nice walking trails. The sunset is wonderful.

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Bend, Oregon
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

A must visit when in central Oregon. Grt hiking trail. A picture perfect place for a picnic a hike n a lot of rest. From above looking down looks like a scene right out of a John Wayne movie. River at the bottom hills around n a riding path I mean a hike trail that looks exactly like a scene... More 

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Bossier City, Louisiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

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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