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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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Windsor Locks, CT
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68 reviews 68 reviews
12 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We hiked the Misery Ridge trail and took the river trail back. It was tough but worth it and doable by anyone who is in relatively good shape and not afraid of hiking on ridges or heights. It took us around 3 hours to complete the hike, but you can find easier trails or stick with the Crooked River trail... More

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Edmonds, Washington
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

Amazing rock walls and hikes. Beautiful river views from lookouts. Both easy and difficult hikes, something for everyone.

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Vancouver, Washington
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

What a great place.. to watch rock climbers, see a tight rope walker way up high and hike and see nature's beauty....a must do.

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McMinnville, Oregon
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100 reviews 100 reviews
52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

We made a quick stop at the end of a ten day trip after wanting to see this place for months! We loved it and hope we'll go back several more times to hike higher every time.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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290 reviews 290 reviews
128 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Spectacular scenery -- so glad we included this stop in our day! Wow! Photographs really won't really capture it because Smith Rock is actually not A Rock --- it's an area of rock formations and cliffs. Maps are available when you get there. In addition to watching the climbers, you can choose from a bunch of different hikes. Dogs allowed... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

A nice park, with wonderful views, good walking trails and well-kept facilities. Come see the climbers and walk along the river. Worth a day trip.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

This area is amazing.... I'm from NZ and so used to quite stunning scenery but this was truly exceptional. The Rock and the surrounding area are just tunny, glad we had a few sets of binoculars with us. There are people climbing th e Rock and walls, but amazingly there are trapeze ropes strung across in a number of places,... More

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Albany, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

My husband grew up in oregon and never visited this location, not believing it was worth the minor detour. Gosh is it worth it. Take at least half a day and plenty of fluids and go hiking! We watched the climbers and the tight rope walkers for ages. Even spotted bird nest sights. Take good binoculars and have a fantastic... More

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Sacramento, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Anybody visiting Bend should take a morning and hike in this canyon. What a great place to spend a few hours. Got there in the morning on a trip through Oregon. Just spectacular. Easy access from highway. Easy parking. Then wham, instant nature. What a pleasant surprise.

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Wasco, Oregon
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We have lived nearby (two hours) for twenty-five years and didn't know what we were missing! The park is very nice, well kept, and scenic. We hiked down and decided we have to go back with a picnic lunch and water....

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