Looking for a great trail in Smith Rock State Park, Oregon? AllTrails has 16 great hiking trails, trail running trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 7 easy trails in Smith Rock State Park ranging from 1 to 3.9 miles and from 2,831 to 2,851 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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dogs on leash

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.

on Misery Ridge Trail

hiking
3 days ago

Beautiful day for hiking Smith Rock. The trail was in great condition and the park was less crowded than usual. Misery Ridge is always a good challenge for such a short distance. Amazing views and stunning landscape.

hiking
icy
snow
11 days ago

Currently packed snow and occasional ice. Would highly recommend yaktrax or something similar. Beautiful hike, though, with all the snow, and not busy at all today.

hiking
snow
11 days ago

Amazing hike! I hiked it in the snow (ranger said snow is rare)- I had the trail to myself. Due to the snow I would recommend going counter clockwise (to the right)- so climbing misery ridge first. It’s steep, almost icy but fine with boots & treks. Descending on the back side past monkey face is fine, packed snow, lots of switchbacks. The river trail which gets you back is majestic. So glad I got to do this amazing trail!

on Burma Road Loop

hiking
snow
11 days ago

Snow the whole way; didn’t need snowshoes. Microspikes would be helpful. Lots of cool scenery,

hiking
private property
16 days ago

Great hike

Take the summit trail instead of going to the river trail because the river trail is closed to help restore the habitat. Otherwise great day to walk in the clouds!

Stunning and beautiful. Think of it as a mini Zion without the changing rock colors. Definitely worth it!!

hiking
rocky
29 days ago

Beautiful hike! It was a leg burner but once you get to the top it’s so rewarding. There were tons of rock climbers that are entertaining to watch and lots of wildlife to admire. I’d recommend getting there before 10am to snag a parking spot close by and to beat the foot traffic.

More beautiful than the pictures can reveal

hiking
1 month ago

This is an awesome trail. A relatively less popular stretch than some others (on a usual day - today there was a big running event happening). It's definitely a workout, but a good one. So many gorgeous views and a beautiful setting. Pretty exposed so best for a cooler day, don't forget sunscreen and lots of water. The trail is rocky, so appropriate caution is all.

Worth it once, try to miss the crowds. Remember to leave it better than you found it.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Highly recommend doing the incline first. From the bridge, it is the path to the right. It results in a nice gentle decline on the way down - your knees and thighs will thank you. Great conditions otherwise - no ice or mud.

Beautiful area lots of climbers all around area misery ridge is a big ascent but well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

I particularly liked this hike because the trail was relatively quiet despite the high volume of people at Smith Rock today. A little more sun exposure along the way, and the rocks aren't quite as close up and looming overhead, but there are still really beautiful views and it is overall a good little hike.

hiking
1 month ago

Great section of trail along the Crooked River at Smith Rock. Pretty exposed, but beautiful views.

on Rim Rock Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty easy-going hike. Nice viewpoints along one of the more mild sections of trail at Smith Rock. A good option for a wide range of ages and abilities.

on Rope de Dope Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Cool section of trail with great views. Relatively kid-friendly with respect to both distance and level of difficulty.

hiking
fee
1 month ago

beautiful fall day experience!

hiking
1 month ago

easy breezy, astounding views

nice looking piles of rocks

hiking
muddy
no shade
rocky
1 month ago

went today. windy, cold and rained but it was so worth it! took about two hours total.

hiking
1 month ago

Monkey Peter was awesome

Short but steep hike! Beautiful views at the top

It was a fun challenge with the climbers adding entertainment.

This hike was just breath-taking. What a gorgeous place. Definitely a challenging ascent! Hiking boots are recommended.

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