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.

Steep at first, but nothing too terrible, backside not so much. Great 4 mile loop!

Amazing scenery! Beautiful rock formations and the river is refreshing. The first part of misery ridge trail is pretty intense and personally I would not rate that part of the hike as "moderate", but "semi difficult". The good news is that if that is too difficult, you have other options. The river trail is very scenic and you get many opportunities to see people rock climbing. Because the trail going downhill can have a tendency to be loose gravel and you lose your footing, I suggest you were a good hiking boots, and a walking stick is also a good aide. The bathroom facilities, water fountain, and information hut are all first class. I definitely plan on going again.

Easy access. Fun jumps too.

Great views,! steep at the beginning, but nothing too terrible!

Prepare a lot of water and sunscreen. Great view and a fun hike.

hiking
10 days ago

Easy to moderate. With the grade, the heat and loose dirt can try to sneak up on you. The view of the falls is fantastic.

Beautiful! Very hard in the heat and after rock climbing, but the scenery was great.