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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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.

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2 days 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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8 days ago

This was my first visit to this park, and it didn't disappoint! This was an awesome hike despite some drama! Did it in the late afternoon and hung at the top for a while. Got a little lost on the way down as it was getting dark, missed my turn to the stairs and end up on short trails that ended at cliffs. Calling out for people helped as it got back on the trail. As I got back on the trail, a search and rescue crew was making their way up and blocked the trail with their gear for a little bit. According to the news I saw the next day, someone had fallen 150'. Hope this person is OK. Anyway, great views from the top, just be safe! Oh, and I liked the park so much that I decided to go back the next day and do the river trail after hiking the 7.5 miles at Tumalo Falls loop!

Very pretty hike that winds along the river. Great views of Smith Rock and the canyon side. We also saw several large birds and hawks. Starts downhill, and ends uphill (going back up), but the rest is fairly flat and scenic. I would highly recommend. We just kept going along Canyon trail for about a mile and then turned back instead of using homestead trial - this cut down on the number of people. Though Smith Rock was crowded that day, this trail was mostly to ourselves.

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13 days ago

We hiked this on Sunday. The weather was sunny and clear. There were hundreds of climbers in this park. It seems like this is a very popular and suitable locations for climbing. The nature is quite different from the other side of the Cascades. Beautiful, huge rocks and a pretty river goes between the rocks. The trail follows the river and as you follow the trail, more scenic views come along. This trail is well-maintained and in good conditions. We tried to shortcut and scramble over some of the rocks to get back to the east side of the rocks but we couldn't. I was only possible by climbing and we were only there for hiking. So as long as you follow the river trail, there shouldn't be any problem. Parking is very big and I don't think anyone would have problem finding parking.

We hiked this past where this map ends, for a total of 5 miles round trip . On a prior trip here I hiked Misery Ridge, but we had our dog with arthritis with us, and that is way too steep for him. So we elected to stay in the canyon. I’m so glad we did. You get such great views of the rocks, including Monkey Face. Easy and mellow walking, get to see the climbers in action, too. Less crowded than the ridge trail as well, so bonus.

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rocky
13 days ago

Beautiful day! Literally a picture-perfect place!

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fee
13 days ago

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rocky
22 days ago

I really enjoyed this trail in the rain. It wasn’t too muddy and the wet conditions thinned the crowd compared to a sunny day. Truly one of a kind

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scramble
27 days ago

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28 days ago

We hiked up for sunrise, highly recommend! Not crowded at all and parking wasn’t an issue

Great hike. Beautiful landscape, lots of scenic beauty. Bring water for yourself and for those you run into who didn't bring enough.

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

What a STELLAR hike for anyone willing to put in some serious incline work at the beginning. It took about 45 min for me to make it up the steepest incline, but the views were absolutely worth it. Really appreciated the (mostly) relaxed second half of the trail and so fun to watch the rock climbers as I made my way to the beginning again. Absolutely loved this trek and look forward to doing it again SOON!

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rocky
1 month ago

This was an awesome hike! I definitely recommend going to River Trail first and then go to misery ridge. If you go out misery ridge first you’re going all uphill. Also it is in full sun so you want to make sure you’re here an early morning impact plenty of water.

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1 month ago

Challenging hike up is rewarded with great views of the lush vegetation around the Crooked River. It was a plus to see all of the climbers and slack liners enjoying the perfect September day.

We did this hike with our 6 and 8 year old girls. Misery Ridge was a challenge but they made it. Fun to see the climbers and tight rope walkers! Bring lots of water.

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rocky
1 month ago

On my first visit to Smith Rock summer 2018, I took left turn and started the scenic route via River trail which was so beautiful and trail was fairly easy. I didn’t do a loop so 2 hours in, I turned around and hiked back. Plenty of rock climbers along the way. My recent second trip I took a right turn upon entering Smith Rock and did the Misery Ridge trail and BOY was that way different than the river trail. It was a struggle climbing up this trail and there was lack of shade. I took plenty of breaks and it took me an hour to reach the very top. I did the full loop so coming down was difficult in that was trail was steep and dirt was very dry and loose. During one steep switch bank, I ended up slipping on loose dirt, my body turned over and my left knee skidded down the trail a bit. Rug burn injury to the knee and minor skin abrasion to both hands. Aside from that, Smith Rock is beautiful and still recommended.

Started at 8am going “clockwise” and with lots of side exploration and sight seeing finished well before noon! Beautiful trail with awesome views. Definitely recommend doing the incline first so that your hike back down and around is shady and leisurely.

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