Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop

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Misery Ridge and Summit Trail Loop is a 5.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Terrebonne, Oregon that features a river and is rated as difficult. 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
5.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1778 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
5 minutes ago

Hiked this with my husband pushing our bob stroller and my 7 month old baby strapped to me in the Ergo. Difficult but amazing. We loved every minute. The views are outstanding!

hiking
1 day ago

Probably one of my all time favourite hikes. It’s a mix of hard up hill, hard downhill and everything in between. The beauty of the area on a sunny day, is magnanimous.the hike itself is hard, with slightly sketchy moments, but nothing to fear. Just put your head down and keep going.

11 days ago

this is a great hike. go to the right for shorter steeper or the left for longer and mellow. both ways are beautiful.

13 days ago

weather was perfect, 55 and party cloudy. did the hard section first (would recommend) then got to relax with a nice, easy walk at the end.

17 days ago

Excellent views!!

18 days ago

Awesome route that takes you through all the best Smith has to offer!

hiking
25 days ago

Great hike. And views from the top are absolutely worth it. Looking forward to doing it again when I’m back in Oregon!

hiking
28 days ago

Really amazing hike, had so much fun! Amazing views and a great workout. The first stretch was the hardest but after the first mile or two it still gained quite a bit in elevation but was pretty easy. The whole loop took about 3 hours with breaks to watch the rock climbers, loved it!

1 month ago

I am 50 years old had a heart attack in June of 2017. And we made it up and thru the whole trail. Don’t kid yourself, it’s difficult but beautiful. It was awsome

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful views and great workout!

2 months ago

AMAZING hike and views! Definitely a difficult hike, but worth it! My all time fav!

hiking
2 months ago

Love it when I'm there to hike, hate it when I'm there to climb. But this trail always commands some of the most breathtaking sunsets in Oregon. Always a top pick.

2 months ago

Amazing hike, perfect weather just the right amount of challenge.

2 months ago

Great hike with great views.

hiking
2 months ago

It was super scary but totally worth it!!!

2 months ago

Breathtaking but hard

hiking
3 months 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!

3 months ago

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

3 months ago

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

hiking
3 months 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
6 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.

6 months ago

Such an amazing hike!

hiking
7 months ago

Loved it.

hiking
7 months ago

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

8 months ago

Incredible!

hiking
8 months ago

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

hiking
8 months ago

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

8 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.

9 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
9 months ago

steep and rewarding!

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