Smith Rock State Park
If you enjoy scenic views of deep river canyons or rock climbing, Smith Rock State Park is the place for you. There are several thousand climbs in the park. More than a thousand are bolted routes. We also offer miles of hiking and mountain biking trails. Along your trip through the canyon, you might see golden eagles, prairie falcons, mule deer, river otter and beaver. Due to the uniqueness and fragile aspect of the park, park rangers enforce the animal leash law and strongly encourage all park users to stay on trails.
Such an incredible natural wonder. No trip to Central Oregon would be complete without it. Keep in mind that, while trails are beautiful, there are really no safety features. It's a great place to observe rock climbers. I would hesitate to bring young children here or children who tend to wander or run. There are limited restroom facilities. There's a minimal cost for access in the parking area. Parking is available, but at high traffic times, it can be very full. Morning and evening are spectacular.
Mary E. Mulderrig
An absolute gem! Whether you're a rock climber, bird watcher, photographer, nature lover... whatever, this park will blow you away! It's only 600+ acres but it is filled with gorgeous views and opportunities to climb and hike, etc. It is home to nesting bald and golden eagles, otters, etc. and has the only 5.14c rated climb in the US. Camping is walk-in bivouac, or tent only. The camp hosts are wonderful people who couldn't be more helpful. Best to come early on the weekend to secure a spot as once the parking lot is filled there are no more spots available. There are bathrooms and showers available and a very cordial atmosphere as the climbing community are a welcome bunch.
Amazing!! What a wonderful, beautiful place! We were there all day and only managed to see half of the park. Every step revealed a new wonder. I can't wait to go back and explore the rest!
Gorgeous views, excellent hiking paths, and camping accessibility. One of our favorite places to visit on our short stay in Redmond. Cheap parking for the day, and they offer summer rates as well. Recommended for sure!
Stunning views with a very, very short walk. Although you can definitely go on a long hike if you'd like. Looked completely different than the coast of Oregon.