We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Smith Rock State Park

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
Phone Number:
+1 800-551-6949
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 5:00 pm

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 702 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 598
  • 78
    Very good
  • 7
  • 1
  • 0
Views and views and more views!

This is a short drive outside of Bend in Terrebone. It's an easy drive with easy hikes, mild hikes, hard hikes, rock climbing, picnicking and relaxing. We saw otters in the river... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Bend, Oregon
Add Photo Write a Review

702 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 684: English reviews
Bend, Oregon
Level Contributor
30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a short drive outside of Bend in Terrebone. It's an easy drive with easy hikes, mild hikes, hard hikes, rock climbing, picnicking and relaxing. We saw otters in the river, it's dog friendly and enough parking. We went in December and it was pretty icy so make sure to have the right gear. We didn't and we were... More 

Thank 33andfree
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We decided to travel to Smith Rock to take in the sight and for picture taking. We had expected to visit and then go rockhounding. As it was, we were so impressed by the place that we spent a good part of the day there.There are options for taking in the scenic views from easy to difficult (not counting, of... More 

Thank Natalie B
Redmond, Oregon
Level Contributor
41 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great area to hike along the Crooked River and international known area for rock climbing. Miles of trails along the river and up on the butte. Great views from the top of Smith Rock, but strenuous trails to climb.

Thank LDS711
Hines, United States
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Smith Rock State Park is about nine miles from Redmond in central Oregon. There are a number of hiking trails; some are rated easy to moderate and a couple are difficult. Spectacular cliff walls rise above the Crooked River and ducks and geese can be seen (and heard) in the river. There are numerous climbing routes in the Park and... More 

Thank Marvin W
Lebanon, Oregon
Level Contributor
52 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited at the beginning of January and though it was very chilly, with a minus degree wind chill, the skies were sunny and the views were spectacular! This is a must do when in the area and regardless of the season, it will be worth the time and effort to visit!

Thank dc662015
Toledo, Ohio
Level Contributor
127 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to do a quick tour of Smith Rock on our way from Bend to Portland. We are so glad we did! You see these really neat rock formations from the road but you don't get to fully appreciate the beauty until you can view it from the rim and down by the river. It was very icy when... More 

Thank Ali G
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When we went to Eagle Crest I did not realize how close it was to Smith Rock. I would have brought my climbing gear if I did, no big I golfed. You need a permit to park in the parking lot and the machines do not take cash so make sure you have a card with you, I left mine... More 

Thank Sherpaboy
Central Oregon, Oregon
Level Contributor
22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of those spots you have to actually visit to fully appreciate. Sure the photos, calendars and postcard pictures are pretty.....but the real thing is breath-taking. Don't be scared away if you aren't an active person or have young children; you can still take in a lot of the beauty of Smith Rock by walking along the top... More 

Thank Alisha B
San Jose, California
Level Contributor
39 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

My husband and I came here today to hike the Misery Trail over the top of Smith Rock and then loop around using the River trail. We did some bouldering and ended up with some pretty amazing views. The entire place is picturesque. I highly recommend visiting. You will not regret it. In fact, you will probably leave feeling the... More 

Thank Kari M
Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
171 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

We had always seen lots of photos of Smith rock but it way surpassed our expectations it was incredible. Photos don't do it justice go see it for yourself. The park is dog friendly so we were able to take our fur baby out on the trails with us. We only had time to hike a couple of miles in... More 

1 Thank Jade M

Travelers who viewed Smith Rock State Park also viewed

Bend, Central Oregon

Been to Smith Rock State Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Smith Rock State Park and other visitors
7 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (7)

Questions? Get answers from Smith Rock State Park staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?