Smith Rock

One of Oregon's premier rock climbing areas! It's also one of Oregon's "Seven Wonders" perfect for day hiking, photography, enjoying nature and scenic geology year-round.

Day Hiking

Enjoy year-round day hiking on 4 - 6.9 mile loops, for superb scenic hikes, early to late light photography, nature enjoyment, and spectacular colorful geology among the towering rock formations above the Crooked River canyon.  Every season reveals the special wonders of Smith Rock.

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information for leaders

Scheduling & Permit information

While this area does not currently have any permit requirements or restrictions, it is up to us to make sure we are being good land stewards and setting the standard for others to follow. Please keep group sizes to 15 total people and the number of Mountaineers groups to 3 per day.  

Contact your climbing committee chair, or Katherine Hollis, Conservation and Responsible Recreation Manager , if you have questions or need more information.

  • Suitable Activities: Climbing, Day Hiking
  • Climbing Category: Rock Climb
  • Seasons: Year-round
  • Weather: View weather forecast
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Length: 7.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,100 ft
  • Land Manager: Smith Rock State Park
  • Parking Permit Required: see Land Manager
  • Recommended Party Size: 12
  • Maximum Party Size: 24
  • Maximum Route/Place Capacity: 12
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Activities

Upcoming Activities

Day Hike - Smith Rock

Photography, Day Hiking & Naturalist Trip
Leader permission required - no requests reviewed before 2/10. Priority registration 2/10 - 2/28 to
Difficulty: Moderate
Thu, Mar 23, 2023 - Sat, Mar 25, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
3 participants
Registration opens Feb 10
Seattle Branch

Top Rope Rock Climb - Smith Rock

Youth, Climbing & Family Trip
Family Friendly Climbing at Smith Rock State Park
Difficulty: Moderate/Strenuous
Sun, Apr 2, 2023
Prerequisites
2 participants 0 leaders
Registration closes Mar 24
Olympia Branch

Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip - Smith Rock

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
A memorial day climbing trip to Smith Rock open to all students who meet the
Difficulty: Moderate
Fri, Apr 7, 2023 - Tue, Apr 11, 2023
No Prerequisites, Leader's Permission Required
15 participants 1 instructor 3 chaperones
Registration closes Apr 6
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader

Seattle MAC - Climbing Trip - Smith Rock

Youth Youth activity: Mountaineers Adventure Club
A special climbing trip to Smith Rock with a focus on multi-pitch and leading. This
Difficulty: Moderate
Fri, May 26, 2023 - Mon, May 29, 2023
No Prerequisites
18 participants 1 instructor 2 chaperones
Registration opens Apr 6; Instructor registration open now
Seattle Branch
Tom Knee
Qualified Youth Leader
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