Misery Ridge and River Trail

MODERATE 193 reviews
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Misery Ridge and River Trail is a 3.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Terrebonne, Oregon that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1040 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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9 days ago

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.

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11 days ago

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

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13 days ago

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

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15 days ago

Juste un décor de cinéma....incroyable!

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23 days ago

Phenomenal hike! You'll get the best views of Smith Rock and the surrounding mountains of any hike in this area.

All elevation is gained in the first mile of the trail. Getting up early and hitting the trail before the sun is fully raised will not only help you beat the heat, but will also give you some cool views of Smith Rock (we got the trail at about 5:45 AM).

Definitely do this hike if you are in Central Oregon. It is worth the switch backs!

24 days ago

Challenging hike to the summit of Misery Ridge, but the views are worth it.

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28 days ago

Idyllic! Reminds me of Utah. Took the misery ridge to the mesa versa to the river trail. Very steep switchbacks if you start from misery ridge heading straight up from the bridge, but it's worth it. You can go the other way and come down them instead but there's still another set of switchbacks on the other side! Saw two snakes on the river trail portion, so stay aware.