Home to a 168 m (550 ft) tall volcanic rock formation featuring nearly 2,000 climbing routes, Smith Rock State Park is one of the world's capitals of rock climbing. Set on 259 ha (641 acres) of semi-forested, high-desert landscape, the park is also home to plateaus and the winding Crooked River. Hike along its network of trails through the canyons. Keep your eyes open for a glimpse of local wildlife, such as golden eagles and otters. If you're a climber, indulge in this world-class opportunity to clamber up the sheer cliff face. From a higher vantage point, you'll be rewarded with views of Deschutes County and the distant Cascade Mountains. Put Smith Rock State Park into our Redmond road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Redmond.
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While I love Smith Rock with all of its beauty and hiking, I wanted to review my camping experience. Smith Rock has a bivouac camp area that is unique. This is a walk in tenting area, no RV's or... more »
A beautiful park with lots of rock formations and well-maintained trails. This is no secret thousands of cars and hundreds of Harleys were here. Trails are well marked & Information reads that there.... more »
Get off the highway and visit this area, you'll not be disappointed. Plenty of parking, walking and awesome views . It's great to look at while driving past but to actually visit this spot is quite... more »
Stunningly picturesque park, close to dessert SW feeling of the rocks towering above you. Nice 7 mile hike around the perimeter, or just wander asking the front section, taking in Monkey Face and just watching the numerous times climbers scale the rock faces. The only real downside is the popularity of the place; you'll need to get there by 9 to guarantee a parking spot, otherwise you'll be hovering, waiting for someone to leave.
What an awesome spot! The trails here were very well kept marked, and provided plenty of room for foot traffic! There are a couple trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Plenty of rock climbing options along variety of cliff faces as well. We came here over Labor Day and we were honestly impressed by how ample the parking was! Automated ticket machine for day parking passes for cash or card, as well as a service desk for annual passes I believe. Definitely a recommended spot to adventure and enjoy some amazing sights!
AMAZING views and you should defiantly go. The trails are great but they do need to put a few more signs up. I did the Summit 7.5 miles but towards the end got a bit lost near Wolf trail, their map came in handy (free at pay station). Other then that, was a great experience. Bring good hiking shoes and plenty of water.
Probably the nicest geographical area the State of Oregon has to offer. For those who want some serious hiking opportunity, and to get away from the non-stop rows of trees, this is your place. Crowded on weekends, and can get a tad bit warm in the summer months. But if you are passing through stop and take a look at some picturesque scenery.
Awesome hike! It was about 20 min non stop from.bottom to top in the sun the whole way. Recommend sun screen and water, but views were nice and lots of climbers to watch. Backside is easier to get up as far as steepness, but that requires you to walk 2 to 3 miles around
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