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Smith Rock State Park, Redmond
(4.9/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web)
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. Arrange to visit Smith Rock State Park and other attractions in Redmond using our Redmond holiday planner.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Awesome scenery! Great variety of sport and trad climbing. Some bouldering available. Reasonable camping nearby at the climber's bivy. Make sure to buy a parking pass, they are eager to ticket there. Please use good trail etiquette while hiking and leave no trace principles are appreciated since this is a thriving natural area
  • Beautiful. There are moderate and difficult trails with stunning views. Smith rock is an excellent park to hike, climb, picnic and camp! I only wish there were more bathroom facilities. Also, be sure to have your climbing permit and a parking pass before coming. Make sure you wear good, gripping hiking boots.
  • Such a beautiful park. I had no idea this kind of landscape was in Oregon. Misery Ridge is appropriately named, but very worth it. Stay on top and watch the sunset! But get down quick before dark.
  • Beautiful state park. Trails are fun and well-maintained. The climbing is great! There is a great first-come, first-served campsite which is $5/night/person. You have to walk several hundred feet from your car to set-up camp, but the views are worth it! There are real bathrooms, showers, a dish-washing sink, outlets to charge your devices, potable water, a communal cooking area, and even a little library! There is plenty of space, but I wouldn't get there too late if you want to nab a sweet spot.
  • Amazing place! The views are both serene and breathtaking ! One of the most popular hike is the misery loop that goes to the monkey face overlook. moderately difficult hike but worth for the views ! Little rests on the shadows of the rock will just do fine. You can see rock climbers on many rock faces ! we saw two climbers scaled the monkey face vertical rock that shoots up high starting from a narrow base to wider top ! They seem to be above the world! The canyon view right off the parking lot is equally amazing , if someone wants to take it easy ! I have plans to return !