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Smith Rock State Park

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Incredibly scenic spot.

Truly amazing scenery. The kind of place you could expect to see Wile E Coyote chasing Road Runner... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BennyDoran
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Armagh, United Kingdom
Majestic rocks accessible to everyone

Smith Rock State Park is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. No matter what the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Kathy C
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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
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Highway 97, 9 Mi. North, Redmond, OR
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Truly amazing scenery. The kind of place you could expect to see Wile E Coyote chasing Road Runner around. Loads of interesting walks of varying difficulty and rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking etc for the less faint of heart. Reasonable parking charges and a short...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Smith Rock State Park is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been. No matter what the weather or time of day, it's absolutely gorgeous. When we went this week, the sky was clear, allowing the rocks to cast beautiful shadows. Since there was...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is beautiful, with wonderful hiking, and world-class rock climbing opportunities. However, on a Saturday in late September, the place was jammed; it was difficult finding a parking space. One can stroll around the river, or make a climb up Misery Ridge; lots of...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Simply gorgeous on a stunning fall day. We understand why the were cars there from Florida to Alaska. Our first visit but not our last.

Thank steelyelk
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking!! Because it’s a state park, it’s not as well known which I really like (less people go here), but you still get stunning scenery. I did the Misery Ridge trail with my parents and it was quite enjoyable! Starts off with multiple switchbacks...More

Thank Avisko
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We drove over from Sisters, having heard Smith Rock was one of Oregon's scenic wonders. It was a mostly sunny but cool fall weekday. Arriving mid-morning, we were surprised to see the parking lot 3/4 full of cars plus a couple school buses of 4th...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The landscape was good and the slopes are intense. I recommend this for a clouded day, it is too difficult on a sunny day.

Thank plaraa84
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the pics on-line I had low expectations (having been to Zion many times) however, what a lovely surprise!!! Took the Misery Ridge trail which went from hard (up the switchbacks to the top) and then across to Monkey Face and down the backside along...More

Thank MsSuster
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smith Rock is an experience that everyone can enjoy. If you're not able to hike much, there are some easier hikes that follow the river and provide incredible views of Smith Rock and the climbers. If you're more adventurous, you can try one of the...More

Thank CMelam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is beautiful and very close to Redmond. I just loved it! Was not expecting such beauty. That is so true for many of the state parks that I have been to!

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Coastal749230
8 September 2018|
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Response from Pat K | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the other 2 answers about the number of scenic view points; however, if you continue on Smith Rock road to where it makes a circle to take you back out, you can park for 15 minutes without paying the day fee... More
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Surendra P
17 August 2018|
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Response from Fredrik F | Reviewed this property |
We were there again last July and took the River Trail and continued on to the Misery Ridge Trail, across the top. Do not take that trail with a small child. With your nine month old daughter I would recommend the River... More
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JBRetired
5 June 2018|
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Response from love2travelUSA66 | Reviewed this property |
We didn't hear of any bear warnings-it's not really their kind of habitat-dry, gravely, sage. We were there June 2018 and there was a posting for cougar and rattle snakes. Our family was spread all over the park, but never... More
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