If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver. Due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of the park, park rangers enforce the animal leash law and strongly encourage all park users to stay on trails. Note: Open fires prohibited at all times. There is a designated place for cooking with propane and white gas stoves. Cooking is not allowed anywhere else in the park. Gas lanterns are also prohibited. Smoking is only allowed in vehicles.
Hiked misery ridge at 4am to watch the sunrise and it was well worth the early morning wake up call. Trails are maintained very well and it appropriate for all skill levels. One of these days I will have to muster up the courage to climb monkey face. Watch out for rattle and bull snakes in the summer!
Cici M. on Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop
Never gets old. Such a unique landscape.
Breath taking hike. If you don't mind people and having to worry about your dog being on leash for 6 miles, I'd say this was a fabulous hike. This was without a doubt one of the most beautiful heavily populated state parks I've ever been to. Healthy wildlife and river run. Be careful for rattlesnakes, I ran into a pretty disgruntled young Diamond Back. Enjoy!
Rebekah C. on Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop
Fun hike with incredible views! The uphill really wasn't that bad and it was mostly in the beginning so you can just get it over with and enjoy the rest of the hike :)
We took our 7 year old daughter, who enjoyed the playful antics of river otters a bit more than the switchbacks up Misery. Yet rewarded by great views, and a close up of a standalone ecosystem that rubberneckers at the base probably don't suspect is up on top. Great views of monkey rock, from beneath, side and above. Watching world-class rock climbers on impossible routes -- bonus!!