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Smith Rock State Park

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Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
Phone Number: +1 800-551-6949
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Amazing place to visit!

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Kari M
San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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
New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a place that must be seen to be believed. On an incredibly sunny morning in November, we walked for several hours and could not believe how lucky we were to be here. If you can walk, you should definitely walk for as long as you can in this paradise. There are serious rock climbers that are amazing to... More 

1 Thank travelingrm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A gem in Central Oregon! Not just world class rock climbing, but trails along the river for walking, or via Misery Ridge hike to the top. At the top, view Monkey Head which may have climbers almost at your fingertips. If mobility challenged, wander near your car and admire the spectacular scenery before you as the Crooked River winds below... More 

1 Thank Tom G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

From the moment you pull into the parking lot, until you summit Monkey Face. Those who can't or don't want to walk can still enjoy the views, those that do can enjoy the river trail or the climb up the back side trail to Monkey face and for those who are more adventurous, take the direct route up rocks. It's... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Smith Rock on a weekday in November, and our visit was absolutely perfect. We have two small dogs, and even they were able to walk down the Canyon Trail to the river with us. We did not go on any of the extended trails -- some of which looked quite steep, but just walking to the river allowed... More 

1 Thank MomOfTwoPDX
Renton, Washington
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it's quite picturesque. And yes, I guess I bought into the Oregon seven wonders campaign by going to Smith Rock. So off I went. Parking was a bit on the hard side to find, even on a weekday, so be sure to get there early. We took a hike down to the valley floor where the river rambles through... More 

1 Thank lsli88
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view was beautiful!! It was a little hard for us because we're beginners but it was worth it. They've easier trails but we took the short cut trail which was a little steep. Parking is $5 for the whole day. Overall it was a great experience for us and we took plenty of pictures.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016 via mobile

I love this place. It's such a sharp contrast to the sisters wilderness just some 20-30 miles away. The hiking is terrific. The views are great, including leisurely watching the climbers. And there are some mtn bike trails. Parking is becoming an issue in popular summer months but I like to visit in the autumn, midweek.

Thank ceceliainDC
Sonoma County, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

This is an amazing place to visit whether you are are a hiker, climber or simply a person who wants to take-in the view. All levels of difficulty for the adventurous climber, and the loop trail that goes up and around the rocks (Misery Ridge) is a bit of a butt-kicker -- be prepared. Nice overlooks near parking lot. It... More 

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