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Smith Rock State Park

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Address: Highway 97, 9 mi. north, Redmond, OR
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Spend the day taking a photography course that went to various locations in Smith Rock. Such a beautiful park. Great hiking for all levels. Be sure to bring lots of water and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 July 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Spend the day taking a photography course that went to various locations in Smith Rock. Such a beautiful park. Great hiking for all levels. Be sure to bring lots of water and sun screen. Got a bit sunburned despite the sun screen. A hat would have made a difference.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

This area is a great spot for all levels of fitness interest, from the casual walker to the serious rock climber. Parking can be challenging in peak times, and there is a nominal parking fee. Bring lots of water, no matter which hike you plan on making as there is very little shaded areas. You can spend a day here,... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

We went to Smith Rock and hiked misery ridge to get up there. It was steep and tough at some times (especially since we wanted to be there in time, so we we're kind of in a hurry), but it was all worth it. The view was breathtaking, the hike itself as well. The surroundings of Smith Rock are also... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This was a terrific (and steep) hike. Great on a blue-sky day. It's best to start on the steep side and come down on the easier side. The Monkey Face Rock is best seen after you come down on the river side. Once down there, look back, and it looks just like a Monkey Face. Very friendly staff, but parking... More 

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Albany, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Such a beautiful site with lots of activities to spend time outside. Take water down the trail but loved the path along the water.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

You can do as much or as little as you want when visiting Smith Rock State Park. It is absolutely stunning as far as scenery-- you can walk down some flat and easy paths all around the river, with views of trees and wildflowers-- or you can hike Misery Ridge (which we did)-- or do any level of walking/hiking that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

So you leave Bend and drive about a half hour toward Redmond and you see this GIANT rock outcropping out in the high desert. The closer you get the bigger it gets. Plenty of parking all along the outcropping. The short hike to the best vantage point leaves you pretty much in awe of such a crazy geologic formation. Like... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Smith Rock in Bend, Oregon is one of natures finest rock structures. With several different paths and trails to get down close to the "Crooked River". If your a climber, then your in for a treat with one of the best rock faces in Oregon. There are two parking lots and State Parks fees apply. Photographers will love this area... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

We were traveling from Bend to Portland (via Mt.Hood) and we discovered this place. It was something out of cowboy movie! I see why its a climber's paradise! Its a very beautiful spot in Oregon!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be fooled by the unassuming name of Smith Rock State Park. It offers amazing sights, hiking and climbing. Interesting rock formations abound. Plenty of bird life in the area including an eagle that flew above us at 50 feet. A lazy river winds through the area with a path that meanders along it. There is a challenging hike up... More 

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