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Smith Rock State Park

Highway 97, 9 Mi. North, Redmond, OR
+1 800-551-6949
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I've been climbing around this state park for over 23 years and it never ceases to amaze me with... read more

Reviewed 30 March 2017
Sacramento, California
Perfect for many types of recreation

I've driven past Smith Rock on Highway 97 a million times in my life but only went there for the... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2017
Klamath Falls, Oregon
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Highway 97, 9 Mi. North, Redmond, OR
+1 800-551-6949
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Reviewed 30 March 2017

I've been climbing around this state park for over 23 years and it never ceases to amaze me with it's beauty. Not a rock climber I've hiked around it and my kids have grown up hiking it since they were 6-7 years old. You can...More

1  Thank Patrick5451966
Reviewed 28 March 2017

I've driven past Smith Rock on Highway 97 a million times in my life but only went there for the first time last month while I was visiting friends in Bend. For February, the weather was very mild, so it was an enjoyable little hike....More

Thank ejfisch
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

You can go to Smith Rock to walk, hike, or watch the climbers. Its natural beauty makes any type of visit special. Just one caution: summertime visitors should expect a hot experience as there is very little shade.

Thank BoiseHotelee
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Smith Rock is a fantastic destination. Hiking, biking, rock climbing, just walking..playing in the river, photography, animal watching...I'm sure I'm forgetting something! Challenges galore..caves, and rock type caves for the kids to oh and ahh over.

Thank tinaisme
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Once you walk down to the river, this is a good, level walking path for children, adults, and dogs on leash. There are also rock climbing opportunities for those who like that sort of thing.

1  Thank wallace0960
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is pretty much a FULL SUN hike in the summer months. It is a blast to see the rock climbers and the river running through at the same time. It is gorgeous and serene. You need a park pass to park there. Easy access,...More

Thank wineylisa
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Smith Rock is a really beautiful rock formation and seemed to be really popular for hiking and climbing. We didn't have time (hiking) or skills (climbing) so we decided just to take couple of photos and admire the beauty of nature.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We stopped here on the way from Bend to Mt Hood. It's about a 40 minute drive north of Bend off of 97. This is a beautiful place to stop for a short hike, or a day hike. You need a park permit. If you...More

1  Thank cmiercz1
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I'm lucky enough to be able to look at Smith Rock every day, and it's a view I will never tire of. We take all of our first time visitors there and then they are on their own to go hike, climb or just take...More

Thank CuttininOR
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Smith Rock has a Wild West vibe. The trails offer a full spectrum of options for beginners to advanced hikers. Located just half an hour north of Bend, it is a great option to day in the Cascades. I saw eagles fishing the winding river....More

Thank Rob R
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Brian J
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Have you looked at Zazzle?
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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.
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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