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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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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