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.

Perfect day to hike this trail. sun was shining, birds were talking and the trail was super icy in the shade! It was fairly windy so dress accordingly and prepare for the game on/game off of removing a layer. If you take it counter clockwise you'll have a fairly short icy climb up near the ridge line. It seemed significantly harder without traction so bring it. Coming down the otherside you'll have a good 4 switchbacks worth of ice to traverse that was a challenge even with my yaktrax on. A group behind us committed to butt sliding so that's an option. Worth every effort to see the views though! The foul visiting the river and the climbers doing their thing were also fun to watch and photograph.

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fee
muddy
private property
rocky
snow
4 days ago

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snow
4 days ago

Dry trail conditions on Burma Rd. Used Micro Spikes coming down the Summit trail. the distance is almost 8 miles not 7. Beautiful day.

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5 days ago

Sunny and a little windy for a mid January hike?!?! I called that super lucky :-) Short and sweet for all fitness levels!

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5 days ago

Excellent Sunday January hike! Sunny and 54’F what else can you ask for? A little muddy here and there but nothing my light snow boots can’t handle :-)

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no shade
rocky
snow
6 days ago

Beautiful views, beautiful weather. You will definitely want spikes with the amount of ice on the trail, regardless of the direction you take up and down. I was not wearing my Apple Watch, but in all my years of hiking I felt like we definitely hiked over 4 miles. Keep in mind, there is barely any shade if you're hiking mid-day so if you burn easily be sure to bring some sunscreen (even in the winter!).

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snow
6 days ago

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13 days ago

Smith Rock is a special place. It is so beautiful to me it is almost spiritual. The Burma Rd Loop enables views of Smith Rock from every angle including looking down at it from the neighboring ridge. For my full trip report which includes pics and video clips visit: https://oregonhikingpursuingbalancethruadventure.business.blog/2019/12/31/burma-road-loop/

Favorite hike to date. Absolute breathtaking views. The initial climb is rough but once you get past the first 0.8 it gets a lot easier and the view is so worth it

It was a nice hike and not too difficult. my 14yo son hiked with me and was able to do it. Weather was overcast and some of the trail was slick especially on the north side with less sun but overall a great day out.

It was an intense lung workout to the misery summit. I felt vertigo and altitude sickness just because I’m not trained in doing such cardio so quickly. Hearing fellow hikers say they were so busy focusing on their misery on the way up was hilarious. You feel their pain. You can take it at your own pace but the steps and trail up is quiet narrow and wet so trying to avoid running into people can be hard. The hike down was the best part aside from the summit. Recommend time to get this hike done about 2 to 2 1/2 hours. So exhilarating!

Initial climb is quite steep and backside was a bit snowy/slick. Overall a really nice, sunny hike.

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rocky
28 days ago

I arrived at sunrise. Earlier the better if you want to beat the crowds. I took the steep incline first, I recommend going that way to save your legs. Don't wear too many layers, you'll overheat. Some snow and icy on the trails. Lots of places to stop for spectacular pictures.

So the “difficulty” of this trail starts as the obvious steep hiking up, but I found the steep hiking down to be the most difficult part. I actually slipped and fell on my butt—thankfully not down the rock,like my camera did (sigh). Lots of people on the trail considering it’s difficulty level, which was nice (safety). The views are amazing and well worth the foot pain and soreness. Helfpul hints: start at the bridge and do the river trail after. LAYERS. You’ll get very hot and then very cold. We are not avid hikers or in the best shape. It took us almost 4 hours to hike, no sun and lots of breaks so it was perfect!

Amazing hike, try to arrive early to beat the crowds. I recommend taking the first steep incline first, making the rest of the hike more enjoyable. The view from the summit is breathtaking and the walk along the river back is very peaceful.

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1 month ago

On the easier end of moderate. Make sure to take the offshoot at the top and climb around on the rocks! No snow or ice

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1 month 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.

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icy
snow
1 month 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.

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snow
1 month 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

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snow
1 month ago

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

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