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Smith Rock State Park

Highway 97, 9 Mi. North, Redmond, OR
+1 800-551-6949
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Fabulous Country!

My wife and I loved this area. It is incredibly beautiful and the contrasts are spectacular. We... read more

Reviewed 1 August 2017
Craig S
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Prospect, Kentucky
Reminds me of the Grand Canyon

It's a very small version of the Grand Canyon. Great rocks and hiking. However on hot days like the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
F00d13MN
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“misery ridge” (145 reviews)
“monkey face” (89 reviews)
“crooked river” (85 reviews)
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Highway 97, 9 Mi. North, Redmond, OR
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+1 800-551-6949
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"misery ridge"
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"monkey face"
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"crooked river"
in 85 reviews
"central oregon"
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"great hiking"
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"bring water"
in 25 reviews
"mesa verde"
in 17 reviews
"lots of water"
in 10 reviews
"fun to watch"
in 15 reviews
"hiking trails"
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"breathtaking views"
in 12 reviews
"day hike"
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"bald eagles"
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"beautiful hike"
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"bring your camera"
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"high desert"
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

My wife and I loved this area. It is incredibly beautiful and the contrasts are spectacular. We hiked the large loop as it is a very easy hike with several fantastic vantage points.

Thank Craig S
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

It's a very small version of the Grand Canyon. Great rocks and hiking. However on hot days like the day we visited it was unbearable to be there. Great stop on a long drive to get some fresh air and see some of natures beauty.

Thank F00d13MN
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Reviewed 28 July 2017

This is a great day hike for those in Bend Or. You can make it challenging or easy. Nice views from the top. We did the more strenuous outer rim hike which had some serious elevation at the start. About 8 miles. Nice workout. Got...More

Thank Eric O
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

We didn't know what to expect, but my brother's MD said we had to stop there. We did, even thought it was really hot and we had no idea what we were going to find. Lo and behold - what an amazing site! Because of...More

Thank Susan F
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

What a spectacular place to hike. Wish we had stayed to camp. TIP: Do not go when it's hot. There was a heat wave when we were visiting and we couldn't hike for very long due to the heat. We will be back when temps...More

Thank jencook2003
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

On the way from Bend northbound we stopped here. And it is just extremely beautiful and different. A rock landscape, desert like but with the green around the river. Surreal! The hike to the top is steep and hot during summer. Difficult but worth it....More

Thank yef70
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

A beautiful spot with incredible views. We did the Misery Ridge hike (partially) and it was a good workout in an amazing setting. Bring plenty of water.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

Five bucks to park and hike here is not a bad deal. We took the lower river trail and it was very doable. Saw a snake in the river but not on the path. Several signs about Rattlesnakes and a Cougar but no signs of...More

Thank Traderjoey
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Reviewed 17 July 2017

We only briefly stopped at Smith Rock State Park when returning home from the Painted Hills. Unfortunately we could only arrive mid afternoon during the hottest part of the day. It was well over 30c when we arrived and my wife chose to stay in...More

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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

There are so many incredible sites to see and lots to experience throughout the Bend area, and Smith Rock was one we couldn't miss. With multiple trails to choose from, the kids and grandma went on the lower River Trail along the Crooked River while...More

Thank Alyssa C
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Brian J
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Have you looked at Zazzle?
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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.
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Response from pandpCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
There's only one car entrance and it's a short loop around so you can see most of what there is from the car before you decide to park
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