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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snow
1 day ago

hiking
8 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
23 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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26 days 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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private property
1 month 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!!

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rocky
2 months 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

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.

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rocky
2 months 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.

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.

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

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2 months 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.

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