nature trips





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.

should be rated as moderate. gorgeous trail and falls.

8 days ago

Up and down Misery Ridge


They call this moderate but it is on the verge of being hard if you take the front side path up the stairs. If you head west along the base and climb the Rock from the switchbacks by Monkey Face Rock then it is easier. Once at the top give yourself time to explore. The entire area is beautiful and worth the effort.

17 days ago

, This was one of the best hikes i have taken so far, the hike up was tuff but not impossible, the View on the top was splendid( great open sunny sky that day) the way down was a delight and the all walk on the river edge was amazing, with fantastic rocks formation on our left side and beautifull river scean on the wright.. it was a blast all the way..