Smith Rock


Day Hike - Smith Rock State Park

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  • Sat, Mar 25, 2017 — Sun, Mar 26, 2017
  • Seattle Naturalists Committee
  • Exploring Nature, Photography, Day Hiking
  • Adults
  • Moderate
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft

8:30am Saturday - Smith Rock parking lot for bivouac camp

 Optional early/late light photo meeting times TBD.

 Camping at Smith Rock is available at walk-in bivouac area.   Campers park vehicles in bivouac parking area and hike 200 yards west to the tent campsites, non-reservable.  Showers, restrooms and common cooking area are located adjacent to bivouac parking area.  Not allowed - RV camping, sleeping in vehicles.  Bivouac camp site fees are $5/night.   If you prefer motel or B&B accommodations nearby (Terrebone, Redmond), please arrange in advance.

Participants will arrange carpools with other participants.  Co-leaders are not available to carpool.

Oregon State Park permit fees for day visitors are $5/day or $30/annual

link to park brochure and trails map:

Smith Rock State Park's colorful volcanic tuff formations deposited by recently discovered ancient Crooked River Supervolcano.  See internet links for Crooked River Caldera or Supervolcano.

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials

  1. Navigation
  2. Sun protection
  3. Insulation (extra clothing)
  4. Illumination
  5. First aid supplies
  6. Fire
  7. Repair kit and tools, including knife
  8. Nutrition (extra food)
  9. Hydration (extra water)
  10. Emergency shelter
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