“one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon”
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.
At Smith Rock, towers of volcanic ash rise like the spires of a cathedral out of the sage and dust of the high desert at the birthplace of American sport climbing. Whether you come for the climb or come to unwind, you’ll see why Smith Rock is one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon.
Thousands of routes attract climbers from every part of the globe, including more than a thousand bolted routes. Cliffs of tuff and basalt are ideal for rock climbing of all difficulty levels. There is sport climbing, traditional climbing and bouldering. Hiking and mountain biking and opportunities to spot golden eagles, prairie falcons, river otter and beaver in the park attract even those who don’t come for the climb.
Situated in Central Oregon, home to 300 days of sun a year, Smith Rock is located in an outdoor adventurer’s playground. Golfing, caving, paddle boarding on the Deschutes and skiing Mt. Bachelor are all close by. Mountain bikers can hit Phil’s Trail, while cyclists can take their pick of five scenic bikeways with names like Madras Mountain Views and Sisters to Smith Rock. Hikers will want to explore the obsidian lava flows at Newberry Crater National Volcanic Monument, where astronauts trained to walk on the moon. And craft beer fans, you have your pick of 24 breweries and counting in Central Oregon - 17 in Bend alone.
Insane scenery! Gorgeous red rocks, beautiful desert, peaceful waters, and LOTS of rock climbers! We only had a couple hours to hike, but are most certainly going back soon to spend a day or two.
A must see! If you are in the area or close at all it is worth the stop. Recommend getting there early in the day we went early July and it got hot by about 10am. We did the Canyon Trail and the Chute trail. The chute trail was labeled most difficult however a 7 and 9 year old were able to do it. $5 day fee to visit. We loved it.
cool place, but just for hikers.
This place is great. Easy hikes and if you're into climbing, several manageable faces.
Unbelievable scenery. Best to visit in an early morning in spring/summer, when the low rays of sun paints everything yellow. You can spot Mount Hood in the Western distance between the cliffs in clear weather!
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Smith Rock State Park
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