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Smith Rock State Park

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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: Hiking, Rock climbing

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I've lived here in Central Oregon since 1984 and Smith Rock State Park has been a place I love to visit even though I've probably been there more times than I can remember. It's... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Debi D
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Redmond, Oregon
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Redmond, Oregon
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've lived here in Central Oregon since 1984 and Smith Rock State Park has been a place I love to visit even though I've probably been there more times than I can remember. It's about 15 minutes from my home. If you do get a chance to visit the park be aware that it is a State Park that does... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is a fantastic spot. Very scenic. Even if you don't climb it is worth a visit. We walked down and across the river to the climbing trails and let our two boys go bouldering as we didn't bring any gear but it was still fun. We spent the whole afternoon there. They are right about the warnings for rattle... More 

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Albany, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

When you look at Smith Rock from Hwy 97, it looks just like any of the other rocky outcroppings in this high desert area. It sits about a mile off the highway, so it is a quick, easy paved drive. When you get around on the other side it is just breath-taking. If possible, go in the morning or around... More 

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Pleasant Hill, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is definitely the coolest place I've ever visited. Been around the world and this place is so stunning. Can't wait to return. Hiking here is great as long as the weather is not too hot. If you're a rock climber you'll be in heaven!

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Puslinch, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Wow! We are so glad we put Smith Rock on our list of places to visit. The rock formations are stunning! The state park is really well maintained with friendly helpful volunteers and excellent paths and signage to explain things. It's enjoyable to watch the climbers and take pictures along the way. We were pressed for time so did not... More 

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Plano, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Smith Rock is one of Oregon's 7 wonders -- easy to see why! Beautiful hikes for all levels of ability, we spent a couple of hours here as a family. Plenty of people come out for rock climbing as well -- we didn't do that but there are locals who can teach and guide you if you want to try... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

While some would say this is an easy to moderate hike, beware that the climb back out of the canyon after a full day of hiking in the dry desert is a killer. As someone who prefers hiking in the cool green of the mountains, this is not one of my favorite attractions. However, one of my family members loves... More 

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Coulee City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place, state park with 5.00 parking fee. Long down hill trail to river trail, yep coming back was a chore not recommended for folks with any physical issues or toddlers (unless you want to carry them). The river side trail is easy with toilets along the way. Take water!!!! It would be easy to make a day of it... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

This is a terrific park! Dramatic rock faces, spectacular views, variety of trails both easy and less easy. Misery Ridge Trail is really worth the effort, but just the river bottom trail is beautiful too. Bonus is being able to watch the many folks scaling the sheer rock faces as they do technical climbing. Always makes me feel very "smart"... More 

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Dover, NH
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My husband and I are in our mid fifties.we decided to attempt the Misery trail this past Sat, plus completed the loop down along the river. We're relatively fit but this tested us since we climbed it midday-especially with the hot temperature. We each brought 1 bike water bottle. I'd recommend more water for most people. The steepness of the... More 

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Additional Information about Smith Rock State Park

Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Central Oregon  >  Redmond
Open Hours:
Monday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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