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.

Narrow steep switchbacks if you go right out of the parking area. Worth the hike up on a clear day for the view from the top. Bring water and a trekking pole. Start early and have sunscreen as well.

What a beautiful place. so many colors and wildflowers. Hard switchbacks but we'll worth it.

My husband and I hiked this yesterday. we started out at 10:00AM and it took us 3 hours. Temp when we started was 70 deg and when we ended was 90 deg. We took the trail off to the right first knowing the steepest part would be over first. Misery Ridge has it's name for a reason. We stopped many times to drink water, catch our breath and take in the views. The views are so beautiful!! We saw eagles (5-6). The rock climbers were plentiful. The route we took left us with a 2 mile walk along the river after all the climbing up and then down misery ridge and then the decent around monkeys face but it was the right choice to take because it was shaded at times as well as flatter terrain. There was even a five year old boy hiking with his dad that made us look like worn out 60 year olds. We recommend the trail for great views with a good muscle and ,knees workout. Trails can be slippery, my husband slipped and fell down the hill going down one of the switchbacks. The slower you take some of the terrain the better you will be.

just hiked it yesterday with my lady friend. was an amazing hike! very scenic and lots of friendly people. at the top is a great view of Mt. Jefferson, Mt. bachelor, and the sisters. saw kids and pets going up and would recommend extreme caution with pets and children but overall very pleasent. not in the best shape myself but managed to prevail.

A lot of people but good short hike. Misery Ridge trail was not as hard as we were anticipated.

Challenging but worth it!