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Smith Rock State Park

Address: 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, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
Attraction details
Type: State Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Hiking, Rock climbing
Hours:
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
14 helpful votes 14 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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 reviews 3 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
32 helpful votes 32 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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Chula Vista, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

This is a beautiful place to spend a few hours of walking and light hiking. The views are incredible. We do not rock climb but saw many others that were enjoying this activity. Crazy People! If you're going to hike over the top on Misery Trail (aptly named) where hiking boots, bring a pole and water.

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Eugene, Oregon
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I am terrified of heights but enjoyed watching the climbers. It was very interesting noticing all the different license plates in the parking lot. People came from all over the US to climb these rocks

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Damascus, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I'm not a rock climber but seeing the action was amazing and a lot of fun! Smith Rocks is wonderful for hiking, strolling and photography, as well as world class rock climbing. If climbing is not for you there is still plenty to be excited about. The terrain is straight up for hundreds of feet in some places. Rapelling is... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
18 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Misery Trail was worth it. The views are spectacular. The altitude can affect even fit people, so be prepared to allow enough time to make the loop. Bring water and sunscreen. I wore running shoes which were not the best for the loose, dusty ground.

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