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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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Summer months can be brutal, like frying-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot. Other seasons offer a great chance to view climbers of all levels and a chance to get on the rocks themselves... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
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Sisters, Oregon, United States
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Sisters, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Summer months can be brutal, like frying-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk hot. Other seasons offer a great chance to view climbers of all levels and a chance to get on the rocks themselves if you'd like. there are a couple of guiding companies well worth the cost. Many trails for all levels. BRING LOTS OF WATER!! Stunning, even from the parking lot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This park is stunning. Came to just walk around, and there are plenty of trails on both sides of the river, at various difficulty levels. Beautiful scenery, the sheer rock faces and we saw one stunning waterfall high up in the cliff. Lots of little creatures about, including one lovely heron and some golden eagles. We went late in the... More 

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Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

The scenery at Smith Rock state park was quite surprising for being in Central Oregon. Huge rocks cascade into the skyline and make for a stunning view. The trails below are beautiful and serene. There are a lot of rock climbers here so it's adventurous as well. I love photographing nature and this place was a diamond in the rough.... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Whether you drive around and just look at the rocks, or climb up Misery Ridge, or rock climb, the rocks are incredible. They are gorgeous! and have many different colors. No matter what time of day, whether sunrise, sunset or midday, the Rocks are the true focal point of this place. The Crooked River runs through it, and often there... More 

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Brea, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Don't miss seeing this huge rock and the climbers up on top. Really nice trails and everyone that is hiking on the lower levels, seems to take a dog or two..definitely take a picnics lunch with you. Some free parking, but you can purchase a parking ticket for a reasonable amount.

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Sunnyvale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Hard to come up with more than the words we use so often, "Amazing. Great scenery. Good hiking." We weren't familiar with Smith Rock before so our expectations were exceeded; we were there on a holiday weekend and there was no parking to be had inside the park. We parked on a roadway and enjoyed exploring a trail that gave... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This park, which is near our home, is beautiful, accessible and has lots of trails, climbing faces and views that are wonderful. If you're just driving through or can stay it's a must see here in Central Oregon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

One place everyone who comes to Central Oregon must visit is Smith Rock in Terrebonne, just north of Redmond. UNBELIEVABLE scenery, whether you are in the parking areas, hiking, rock climbing, etc., etc., etc. The Crooked River certainly is, offering sites for river otters, a variety of birds, deer, and more. Make sure to be prepared wearing proper clothing, shoes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We decided to visit here and mountain bike the trails. The views are stunning throughout the park. It was fascinating watching the climbers on the different walls. The trails are fun and have different levels of difficulty. We went during spring break so it was busy but it was far from over crowded. The only complaint we had was none... More 

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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I have to admit I came here last year, thought "wow a big rock" and left. After returning to Redmond this year and reading the great reviews, I decided to actually get out of my car. The views are amazing. The crooked river runs through the canyon. I hiked the misery ridge trail. It was steep coming down and I... More 

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