Cancel Search
  • Search by
  • 1 PHOTO MAP

    Smith Rock State Park

    Redmond, Oregon

    Smith Rock State Park

    Smith Rock State Park Trail Photos

    Drop Photo or click to upload

    Smith Rock State Park Trail Trip Reports

    Terrible!
    Start your trip report for Smith Rock State Park Trail
    Attach photos from your trip.
    Please Select a star rating.
    5
    5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
    icon2 Total
    Portland, OR
    Ranger | 1663 pts
    5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars5 out of 5 stars
    8/29/2018
    0
    Comments
    Eagle Crest, OR
    Adventurer | 432 pts
    4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars
    6/5/2010
    The Smith Rock State Park River Trail (one of eight defined hiking trails in the park, and the best complete experience for an easy hike) is a very nice, scenic experience for a quick diversion. Its proximity to town (just a 10-15 min drive from Redmond), short distance, and lack of altitude change other than the grueling ending climb back up to the trailhead from the gorge make it one of the better hikes for those just getting into hiking. It's not more than 1.5 hours of hiking time for anyone. I would recommend visiting the trail on an off day, as this park is extremely popular and you will be sharing this trail with many hikers (and parking can be tough). The Crooked River is a beautiful companion during the entire hike and as long as the park isn't too busy, I think anyone will find this to be a brief but rewarding hike. Disclaimer: Don't be surprised if you see a snake or two on the trail!
    0
    Comments

    Trail Information

    Redmond
    Nearby City
    Dog-friendly
    Accessibility
    10
    Distance
    1,153 feet
    Elevation Gain
    Loop/Lollipop
    Trail Type
    Moderate
    Skill Level
    Year-round, sunriseā€“sunset Best: Spring
    Season
    Views
    Features
    Oregon State Parks, 541-548-7501, tinyurl.com/smithrockstatepark
    Local Contacts
    Sisters & Redmond High Desert Trail Map by Adventure Maps, Inc. ($12, adventuremaps.net)
    Local Maps

    2 Members Completed

    I've done this

    Trail Log