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Smith Rock State Park

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Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
Phone Number: 8005516949
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Family photos and hiking

I never get enough of the beauty Smith Rocks offers! We recently had professional family photos taken there and the views and light in the late evening were perfect. It's a great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
saraschrage
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Redmond, Oregon
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Redmond, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I never get enough of the beauty Smith Rocks offers! We recently had professional family photos taken there and the views and light in the late evening were perfect. It's a great get a way place for my dog and I to go to as well. Hikes range from easy to difficult, bring lots of drinking water and $5.00 for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a great park, with well maintained trails. You get to decide the difficulty of your time here. Even from the parking area you can see a portion of the rock formations. If you can, take your time a truly sight see. The Crooked River and the wild flowers/ plants are varied and pretty. In May it was perfect,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Rock is right off the highway and easy to find. Cost $5.00 to day park. We had a clear hot 90s day. We decided to hike. Had sufficient water....we thought. We had a map which make sure you have! The map will get you through to get to the finish line... Something to look forward too. You get them... More 

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Thank Debbie G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a must-see spot in central Oregon. There is a $5 parking fee, so be ready with some cash. The views are spectacular. There are several hikes of different difficulties. You could just stand on top with small children and enjoy the view, you can hike the rigorous cliffs, art walk around the river for a more leisurely stroll.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The view of the rocks and river are fantastic. The hiking trails can be easy all the way up to hard. You can watch as people try to climb the rocks.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Spend the day taking a photography course that went to various locations in Smith Rock. Such a beautiful park. Great hiking for all levels. Be sure to bring lots of water and sun screen. Got a bit sunburned despite the sun screen. A hat would have made a difference.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This area is a great spot for all levels of fitness interest, from the casual walker to the serious rock climber. Parking can be challenging in peak times, and there is a nominal parking fee. Bring lots of water, no matter which hike you plan on making as there is very little shaded areas. You can spend a day here,... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Smith Rock and hiked misery ridge to get up there. It was steep and tough at some times (especially since we wanted to be there in time, so we we're kind of in a hurry), but it was all worth it. The view was breathtaking, the hike itself as well. The surroundings of Smith Rock are also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a terrific (and steep) hike. Great on a blue-sky day. It's best to start on the steep side and come down on the easier side. The Monkey Face Rock is best seen after you come down on the river side. Once down there, look back, and it looks just like a Monkey Face. Very friendly staff, but parking... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a beautiful site with lots of activities to spend time outside. Take water down the trail but loved the path along the water.

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