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“Amazing views in every direction”

Smith Rock State Park
Ranked #1 of 26 things to do in Redmond
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

We road out to Smith Rock for a New Years Day hike. As we arrived we saw a parade of llamas...our daughter then announced that they always have a llama parade on New Years Day!!!! Just the start of viewing this beautiful area. The area is amazing...cliffs, rocks, streams, mountains in every direction!!!!!!! We are the old ones so we did a rim trail but the younger ones went up to the apex to take a good look. This is our new tradition for New Years Day...a hike at Smith Rock

Thank DianaE34
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

This is a fantastic place to visit, even if you're not a rock-climber. Don't let the steep climb down to the river level dissuade you; it's worth return trek. A wonderful walk around the base that leads to a rather strenuous hike up to the top provides views worth the sweat. You'll thank yourself later. Don't forget the camera.

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Reviewed November 26, 2013

My favorite place for hiking, visiting and photo ops. One of the best views in central oregon, and you get to see rock climbers doing something I don't have the guts too. Great place for visitors and locals alike. Great work out spot or just a leisurely stroll. Pefrect spot to get dramatic photographs of the rocks themselves or the river, and maybe even some wildlife.

Thank nic m
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

It would be difficult to overate this special site. I have been coming here since I was a kid and it still grabs me every time I approach. There is something of interest for nearly anyone here: a beautiful rock formation; a gently flowing river; a variety of birds; walking, hiking & biking trails; world class rock climbing. It is one of only a few sites in Oregon where one may view a geologic formation older than the enormous lava plateau that covers most of Eastern Oregon.

Thank PaulParks
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Reviewed November 25, 2013

Smith rock can been seen from just about anywhere in Redmond. Once you get there, parking becomes an issue. While there is a big parking lot, you will put in a hike just to get to the trail.

Thank msstenny
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