Smith Rock State Park

Terrebonne, Oregon

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“A diamond in the rough” only begins to describe Smith Rock State Park. An intense singletrack and doubletrack route travels through the heart of this state park, which consists of magnificent multicolored cliffs carved by the Crooked River. The route descends into the canyon, where you’ll possibly see rock climbers clinging to the jagged, 400-foot cliffs. After a few miles, you’ll begin a thigh-burning mile climb to the top of Staender Ridge, where you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Three Sisters Mountains and other Cascade peaks. Trail surface: Singletrack and doubletrack road.
Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

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Mountain Biking Oregon: Northwest & Central Oregon

by Lizann Dunegan (Falcon Guides)

“A diamond in the rough” only begins to describe Smith Rock State Park. An intense singletrack and doubletrack route travels through the heart of this state park, which consists of magnificent multicolored cliffs carved by the Crooked River.

The route descends into the canyon, where you’ll possibly see rock climbers clinging to the jagged, 400-foot cliffs. After a few miles, you’ll begin a thigh-burning mile climb to the top of Staender Ridge, where you will be rewarded with a panoramic view of the Three Sisters Mountains and other Cascade peaks. Trail surface: Singletrack and doubletrack road.

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Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Terrebonne
Distance: 5.2
Elevation Gain: 1,120 feet
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Technical Difficulty: Difficult
Physical Difficulty: Difficult
Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours
Season: Year-round
Trailhead Elevation: 2,800 feet
Top Elevation: 3,600 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Contacts: Crooked River National Grassland
Driving Directions: Directions to Smith Rock State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

6/15/2009
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This loop is awesome. As you climb out of the canyon oasis, you can see raptor nests in the cliffs and ancient trees. Burma road cuts steeply up the canyon wall. It is a grunt but the views are stunning. The road takes you back to a desolate and dusty sage brush valley. The singletrack back is awesome.



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May 2018