Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop

MODERATE 154 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.

5.8 miles
1856 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing


trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers




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.

1 day ago

I loved this hike! It was a bit nerve racking going down because it's all rocks and gravel and my shoes were not up to the task. I kept sliding. Having good shoes and a stick or two would have come in handy.

There is never not a moment where I'm completely in awe of the views. It's so beautiful.

Walked along the river as well and watched 2 bald eagles land across from us. Must do it again!

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4 days ago

This was one of the coolest hikes I've ever been on--it definitely feels and looks like Arizona! I recommend starting on Misery Ridge, taking the summit trail, and heading back via Burma Road. We went on 5/18, starting around 9 AM. Was not busy at all, but by the time we got back near the trailhead at 11:30 the park was packed. Views are all around stunning :)

5 days ago

Love this trail!

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6 days ago

One of my favorites!

8 days ago

Well...... while Misery Ridge was steep & it kicked my butt, it also gave me the happiest day of my life with the best view ever!!! (She said YES!!!)

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22 days ago

This was a great hike, the initial trail will kick your butt of you aren't in shape. the downhill is a bit slick but all in all it was awesome.

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1 month ago

Great views at the top.

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1 month ago

tough start but once you get to the top, it is simply amazing! Stop 100 times on the way up if you need to, just don't quite! It is so worth the pain!

1 month ago

Love the views.

1 month ago