Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop

MODERATE 233 reviews
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Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop is a 5.8 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 best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1653 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

skiing

trail running

walking

cave

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

Beautiful canyon and creek, Rock Climbing, Sheer cliffs, hiking and Mountain biking. This hike takes you up and down through this climbers paradise. Because this is a world famous climbing site and the weather is good year round, solitude is hit or miss. The amazing hike through the crooked river canyon is worth putting up with the crowds. The trail is mostly easy walking but gets quite strenuous as it climbs over the ridge. Stop occasionally and watch the climbers rise and fall on the solid rhyolite tuff. Many optional routes can lead you through this park, but one main trail exists throughout. Dont miss monkey face and other rock formations. After hiking this park, head over to the Cove Palisades and hike the Tam-A-Lau Loop.

hiking
2 days ago

Pretty hard not going to lie, but well worth it! Decided to go left on the trail and hike by the river before going up Misery Ridge and I think it was way better than going up all those stairs. Beautiful hike!

6 days ago

A great hike and a great workout. This hike needs to be on every Oregonians bucket list.

This was such a beautiful place to hike. Not sure I agree with the moderate rating though. This was a tough trail.

hiking
15 days ago

Unbelievable to hike on New Years Eve. Moderate traffic. Well groomed. Definitely layer clothing as was warm on way up and had to put coat/beanie back on for descent down. River trail back is stunning and boasts great views of climbers.

hiking
3 months ago

They call this moderate but it is on the verge of being hard if you take the front side path up the stairs. If you head west along the base and climb the Rock from the switchbacks by Monkey Face Rock then it is easier. Once at the top give yourself time to explore. The entire area is beautiful and worth the effort.

3 months ago

Such an amazing hike!

hiking
4 months ago

Loved it.

hiking
4 months ago

Go early because it gets hot! beware of rattlesnakes, there's some... went with my two Chihuahuas and we enjoyed the trail!

5 months ago

Incredible!

hiking
5 months ago

Steep at first, but nothing too terrible, backside not so much. Great 4 mile loop!

hiking
5 months ago

Great views,! steep at the beginning, but nothing too terrible!

5 months ago

Easy trail with a steep start and right away rewarding views! Once you pass the Monkey face you saw the best part of the hike. From there, the hike goes down and remains flat till the end.

6 months ago

Awesome hike just a few miles from Redmond. We're fortunate to get to do this hike regularly and never get tired of it. Cycling the river trail is also a blast when there aren't too many visitors....otherwise the trail can get fairly congested.

hiking
6 months ago

steep and rewarding!

6 months ago

It takes quite a bit of effort but definitely worth the trek!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trail with good bits of shade along the way

hiking
6 months ago

I wasnt well preparred for this hike; I'm out if shape, I had the wrong shoes, it was 90° and carried a backpack. I thought theres no way I am going to get up there but once I did it was worth it! The day was clear and the view was beautiful!!

hiking
6 months ago

Narrow steep switchbacks if you go right out of the parking area. Worth the hike up on a clear day for the view from the top. Bring water and a trekking pole. Start early and have sunscreen as well.

hiking
6 months ago

What a beautiful place. so many colors and wildflowers. Hard switchbacks but we'll worth it.

7 months ago

Challenging but worth it!

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