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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.

hiking
16 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

Hiked River Trail to Mesa Verde Trail to Misery Ridge with family. Stunning views from the top. Disappointed we didn’t see any rock climbers the entire loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Did this hike the end of October. It was about 50 degrees and sunny - perfect for this hike. It is a quick uphill with lots of stairs. Views are amazing. The switchbacks to come down could be hot if doing this hike in the afternoon. Wonderful geology all along the trail. Fun to watch the rock climbers along the end of the trail. If you aren’t cardio fit, this probably isn’t the trail for you.

Fun trail! Misery Ridge lives up to its name- so many switchbacks! Definitely recommend layers; we hiked it in October and were sweating and in T-shirts on the way up, but coming back down on Mesa Verde the wind made it very chilly. Bring water and make sure you tie your hair back :)

Great trail to get your exercise and avoid most of the crowds that visit Smith Rock state Park.

hiking
1 month ago

This is a great hike that is just about the right distance and difficulty for me. The trail surface is mostly good except for a couple of short stretches. The views of the Cascades from the top of the Burma road are awesome. It is a good trail for the trail runner also.