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Smith Rock State Park

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Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing

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Great small park with well kept trails

Beautiful view... snow capped mountains in the distance, river in the valley and the dramatic rock face (speckled with climbers). We enjoyed a 1-2 mile walk which included the rim... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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Munich
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85 reviews 85 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view... snow capped mountains in the distance, river in the valley and the dramatic rock face (speckled with climbers). We enjoyed a 1-2 mile walk which included the rim trail, then down to the valley floor and back up. Wish we had more time. Hiking shoes recommended but you could probably get by with sneakers (in good weather). 5$... More 

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Coupeville, Washington
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43 reviews 43 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Many trails of varying difficulty. Many people do serious rock climbing here. They are fun to watch. Scary fun. Most trails require hiking up and down hill at least once. Hot in summer, more enjoyable in spring and fall. The Crooked River runs through it. We always visit here when in the area. It is beautiful. We brought a picnic... More 

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Beaverton
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Pretty amazing. Took our 10 and 12 year old boys to do some hiking to break their hiking boots in and get ready for boy scouts. We actually saw many boy scout troops while we were there. There were tons of people there for spring break March 2015 but it was still worth it. My son and husband took the... More 

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Sublimity
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Smith Rock State Park is a gem. There are miles of hiking trails , rock climbing, hiking for all abilities. If you are a photographer the possibilities for amazing photos are endless. Be aware theis spot is busy. So weekday visits are the best. Also it's hot during the summer months.

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Redmond, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

What a great park to go visit. It is only 6 miles from our home. We love to take visiting friends over to Smith Rock and observe the "Monkeys" (human rock climbers) going up the sheer cliffs. It is interesting to see the different license plates from all over the USA and from out of country also.

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Menlo Park CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This is quite a site (and sight). Quite a number of people, even on a weekday afternoon. The dramatic rocks are a climbers' destination. Interesting to watch them from the outlooks crawl up the seemingly vertical cliffs. And there is a shop selling ice cream nearby. Yum.

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

It's about 1.5 hours drive from Bend, OR and it's one of Oregon's 7 Natural Wonders. Another one to add to the bucket list for natural beauty. Simply wonderful. There are many trails through out and the fee is only $3 at the Kiosk. Bring cash. The trails are fairly steep and narrow going to the top but it's well... More 

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

You can spent any amount of time you would want. Lots of short hikes. Several really longer hikes. If you are visiting Central Oregon a most stop.

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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

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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