Enjoy rock climbing at this state park in central Oregon.
Smith Rock State Park is located near Bend, Oregon, and has over 1,000 rock climbing routes ranging from beginner-friendly to difficult. Unlike the Oregon coast, this part of the state doesn't get a lot of rain, so climbing is available almost year-round at Smith Rock. Please note that some climbing routes may be inaccessible or closed due to nesting raptors. Hikers and mountain bikers also enjoy this park. The Canyon to Rim Loop trail is over 3 miles and leads to neat sights through the canyons and along the Crooked River. Keep your eyes peeled for river otters, bald eagles, beavers, mule deer, and other wildlife as you explore this trail.
The dramatic scenery here is truly awe-inspiring. Feel free to book a primitive tent campsite if you want to extend your stay. Camping rates are currently $8 per person per night. Smith Rock State Park is open for day-use visitors from 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. If you're driving through Oregon, consider stopping by Smith Rock State Park for a fun outdoor adventure.