Home to a 168 m (550 ft) tall volcanic rock formation featuring nearly 2,000 climbing routes, Smith Rock State Park is one of the world's capitals of rock climbing. Set on 259 ha (641 acres) of semi-forested, high-desert landscape, the park is also home to plateaus and the winding Crooked River. Hike along its network of trails through the canyons. Keep your eyes open for a glimpse of local wildlife, such as golden eagles and otters. If you're a climber, indulge in this world-class opportunity to clamber up the sheer cliff face. From a higher vantage point, you'll be rewarded with views of Deschutes County and the distant Cascade Mountains. Put Smith Rock State Park into our Redmond road trip planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Redmond.
Smith Rock State Park reviews
We’ve been to the park 4 times and never get sick of the views and the colors of the rocks and vegetation. Worth a visit if you are in Central Oregon. Get there within an hour or two of opening or... more »
Nice place to stroll around with kids and dogs.. 2 trails choices..smooth where you can also ride a bike and rocky but not that bad. Nice place to chill more »
Stunningly picturesque park, close to dessert SW feeling of the rocks towering above you. Nice 7 mile hike around the perimeter, or just wander asking the front section, taking in Monkey Face and just watching the numerous times climbers scale the rock faces. The only real downside is the popularity of the place; you'll need to get there by 9 to guarantee a parking spot, otherwise you'll be hovering, waiting for someone to leave.
What an awesome spot! The trails here were very well kept marked, and provided plenty of room for foot traffic! There are a couple trails for mountain biking, hiking, and horseback riding. Plenty of rock climbing options along variety of cliff faces as well. We came here over Labor Day and we were honestly impressed by how ample the parking was! Automated ticket machine for day parking passes for cash or card, as well as a service desk for annual passes I believe. Definitely a recommended spot to adventure and enjoy some amazing sights!
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