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Smith Rock State Park

Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
+1 800-551-6949
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Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
+1 800-551-6949
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My wife and I drove here from Redmond on Friday 5/19/17. Google maps is my friend. Easy drive. We ended up buying the annual Oregon State Parks daily use pass for $30 at the welcome center. The daily parking fee is $5 and there's a...More

Thank Ronaldo F
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are seniors who grew up in Oregon but had never visited Smith Rock State Park. What a great place for those who rock climb or want a challenging hike.

Thank kdw38
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place to hike. There is water just before the foot bridge so take advantage of it. Well maintained. Beautiful views.

Thank Pearhare
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hiking and rock climbing opportunities. Do wear shoes with good tread for hiking. Fun to watch the rock climbers. The descent and ascent were a little tough (in a good way) on this middle aged couple, but worth it! Stop at the visitors center...More

Thank Q1282OVlaurak
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day trip for hikers. Amazing rock formations along a river trail. Steep descent to trail but easy trail to walk once on it.

Thank cathygio88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! Misery Ridge Trail kicked my butt. The scenery is breath taking. Note: wear good hiking shoes with lots of tread. Some of the trails are steep and slippery. Bring water, a companion and grab one of the free maps. An experience not...More

Thank Steve72650
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smith Rock State Park, what can I say it was amazing. We arrived in the afternoon and were ready to go. It was not crowded at all and we did see people but not many. We headed out for a hike and there were so...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place takes your breath away. Even on a crowded day you still find bliss and can get great photos all around. A mild to extreme workout, but you choose. Well worth your time and always bring water.

Thank Amber C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place for hiking, biking or rock climbing close to Bend and Redmond. There is a wide range of difficulty on the various trails to accommodate any level of expertise.

Thank Ron S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hiking trails for all levels. Don't miss it. High Desert rock formations along the Crooked River are mesmerizing. Walk along the river for miles or test your endurance on the Misery trail. Great day.

Thank tjbeaches
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Dana H
We are considering a visit in March, will there still be snow for snowshoeing or will it be hiking weather?
31 January 2017|
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Response from Tom G | Reviewed this property |
Record cold and snow fall this winter! My bet is there will be some snow.
Hi. We have 1-2 hours to stop at the park and would like to get the best bang for our buck (time). Will be coming from Portland and then heading to Sisters. Where should we enter the park and where can we get the best views, either without hiking (rim views) or taking one short easy hike. (We are seniors.) Thanks!
13 December 2016|
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Response from Fallcolorfool | Reviewed this property |
There is only one entrance/exit to this state park from Hwy 97. I would recommend to you to stop at the first parking lot in the park. From there leads a easy flat trail that takes you around the southern edge of the steep... More
How much can we see since I have a bum leg and cannot hike? It is so beautiful in the pics and I can walk some but cannot manage hiking. I would love to see some of it from a turnout , viewpoint , vista or the like.
15 May 2016|
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Response from Cameron M | Reviewed this property |
You can see quite a bit from the parking areas. If you simply cannot get out of the car you can still get a decent panorama of the cliffs. Better, if you can park and walk to the rim at the various parking areas you'll get... More