Great spring/early summer hike. Definitely wouldn’t want to do it in full summer heat. Wear sunscreen!

Many trails for all skill levels. Awesome views and picture opportunities everywhere. Be sure to look up for a couple waterfalls and lots of birds. Look down for snakes ... a few were out today on the trail. Bring water!!

We completed the summit trail loop hike on May 23rd which was a total of 8 miles as per my Apple Watch with 1270 elevation gain. It took us about 5 hours- we stopped a few times as the views are breathtaking. I am an amateur hiker and it was an easy route- just need the endurance but not much climbing required except for one portion coming down which was steep- with extra time you can complete it. Would recommend wearing good shoes, carrying lots of water and snacks. The views are just breathtaking with the river on one side for some portion and the mountains on the other side. We started at the welcome center, took the canyon trail, river trail, summit trail, joined the Burma road, wolf tree trail and arrived back at the footbridge. It’s a beautiful state park and worth a visit for sure!!!

Closed as of right now when you get to The misery ridge crossing but still very pretty views and a great hike

Hiked May 23rd and the misery ridge part was closed. But still go views from right past the monkey face. Can’t wait to go back when it fully opens! Beautiful hike. Was thankful Smiths rock opened back up :)

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scramble
1 day ago

Did this trail early winter, it was a pretty cold day. Took the trail to the top very nice views when you get up there, there’s a long way down if you want to be lame, or you can down climb through the chute on the back side it cuts off a couple miles and is well worth the risk.

Views :) It’s an actual misery hiking up here, but nothing that taking small breaks doesn’t fix :)

Beautiful hike! Definitely worth the drive!!

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25 days ago

Nice quick hike and Geocache today.

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29 days ago

Great hike/walk! More of a little walk then a hike but definitely some beautiful views and a great place to hangout for the day .

Hike this trail all the time because we live near the trailhead. Great views of the canyon and the Crooked River below.

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1 month ago

For what it is, a quick, fun hike, it’s the bees knees.

Gorgeous hike, beaver bench is fairly flat and easy hike, the other off shoot hikes, pink and blue trails are very exposed with steep drop offs. Will try again without the dogs.

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1 month ago

Rocky at times. Would be tough for small legged friends but a fun time and beautiful views. Parking was easy and there were plenty of places to have a sit and take it all in.

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1 month ago

Great trail- very easy with a slight incline on the way back. Lots of places to rest and enjoy the falls along the way. This is a short hike with the falls being only a 1/2 mile from the trailhead. You can continue on the river for another 1.5 miles but the trail becomes overgrown.

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1 month ago

Small training loop

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1 month ago

Run loop

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washed out
1 month ago

This was a great trail for hiking with the family, but the trail has a lot of cliffs and was scary with the kids. Would recommend this for kids 10 and over. Beautiful views of cliffs and the river but trails were eroded due water damage.

Great hike in March, light mist and able to walk down to the water!!

Amazing views. We did counter clockwise and didn't regret - it's easier to make all hard climbing in the beginning. Not too easy, but the views are worth it. we've spent lots of time at the top enjoying views of mountains.

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2 months ago

Overall it was great! Quite a few people but everyone was friendly and co side rate given the social distancing time we’re all in. Kids hiked it fine (3 and 6) dog loved it on leash. There’s a few spots where you can get down to the water. Overall nice quick kid friendly hike.

It’s definitely more challenging to go around then up & over. But we did it. Trail was gravely and slippery for those without good hiking shoes.

on Steelhead Falls

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rocky
2 months ago

Pretty steep and muddy in the beginning of the trail. Not an easy hike for people without experience.

What a fantastic trail fantastic views everywhere. It was about 18 degrees with light snow in the trail. Just enough to make me careful but not too slick. As the other reviews suggest, the accent is pretty steep. Be prepared. Going down was fairly steep as well. Trekking poles wouldn’t be a bad idea. I like the cold and it helped me stay cool going up. It must be tough in a hot summer day. Carried water like most reviews suggested.

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rocky
2 months ago

Quiet day today (Friday March 13th) but will get very crowded soon in the Spring/Summer seasons ... Moderate Trail as indicated. May be hard for a beginner due to switchbacks and steep uphill climb at times....Once at the top, it gets easier as it’s all downhill from there...Tread carefully and watch for loose gravel...No trees for shade heading up Misery Ridge so be prepared when visiting in the hot, summer months...Today was beautiful! Partly cloudy and cool, 50’s... Phenomenal views for miles! Impressive Cascade Range seen in the distance...Spectacular “Monkey Face” natural monument! Majestic peaks! Serene river, except for some noisy ducks and geese at times. All part of the enchanting experience! Haha! Rock climbers seen on the River Trail added to the character of this magnificent and breathtaking Park! Got some striking photographs! Totally stoked! A very enjoyable experience! I especially love the Western Juniper trees that are prevalent and line the lower trails! One of my favorite trees! Totally worth the trip! A must do!

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