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Smith Rock State Park

Terrebonne, OR 97760

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Hike Rating: Easy; 3 miles

Guides: John Magee

Our hike will begin with amazing views along Rim Rock Trail on the Crooked River Canyon rim. We will then descend Rope-De-Dope Trail to Canyon Trail. This trail follows the Crooked River to an overlook with spectacular views where the river turns to a northerly direction across from the "Southern Tip" climbing area. We will head back in the same direction we came, and continue along Canyon Trail to the foot bridge, concluding with a steep 0.2 mile ascent back to the rim. For those who might want to stay after the hike and have lunch while watching rock climbers, there are picnic tables located near the Welcome Center in areas with beautiful views.

Bring sun protection, water, snacks, binoculars, camera, and comfortable closed-toe hiking shoes. Bring trekking poles if you use them.

Directions/Parking: From Terrebonne (6 miles north of Redmond) on Highway 97, take Smith Rock Way turn and follow the signs to Smith Rock State Park. Meet at the Welcome Center yurt at 9:00 a.m. The day-use fee for the park is $5 or display an annual Oregon State Park pass. Please allow a little extra time to purchase parking pass and return to your vehicle to display receipt. Weekends during the climbing season can be crowded.

Group size is limited to 8 people, and dogs are not allowed on this hike. If you sign up and later need to cancel, please do so as soon as possible so that people on the wait list can be invited to join this hike. Thank you!

(photo by Joan Amero)

This event is sponsored by Friends and Neighbors of the Deschutes Canyon Area (FANs), a group founded in 2011 by landowners surrounding the Deschutes Canyon-Steelhead Falls Wilderness Study Area in Central Oregon who came together over their shared love of nearby public lands. The focus area of FANs includes many special places such as Steelhead Falls, Alder Springs, the Peninsula, Otter Bench and Scout Camp. Become a member by visiting our website at www.fansofdeschutes.org. Memberships are just $10 per person per year.

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