Smith Rock State Park – 10/198

Oregon State Park #10 of 198!

The rock formations from this State Park are clearly visible from Hwy 97. The moment I spotted these stunning beauties as we drove by, I knew I wanted to visit and see them all close up! This park has multiple hike options, mountain climbing (including the famous Monkey Face Rock), and a kids play area. Hiking to the summit of Misery Ridge is a Challenging hike, but the views at the summit are well worth it!

Are you interested in hiking in Oregon?? Watch the video below for more information about this State Park.


Smith Rock State Park Website


North of Redmond, Oregon

Parking Fees:

$5 Parking Fee

Personal Experience:

  • Beauty = A+
  • Kid Friendly = B
  • Fees = $5
  • Facilities = B+

Book Sources:

More Resources:

Full Oregon State Park Video Playlist

Smith Rock – Misery Ridge Trail Loop FULL Hike Video

Our Story:

I’m an adventurous soul who feels most at home surrounded by trails, trees, and water. Hiking is my peace and meditation, and I am so glad to be sharing this with the whole family. In Spring of 2022, our family took a weekend trip to the Oregon Coast and it was just as I remembered it when I was young. Breathtaking beauty, misty rain, and vast greenery. We visited several locations down the central coast that weekend and I craved more. We passed so many State Parks that looked intriguing, but I knew nothing about them, so I bought a book about the Oregon State Parks for future trip planning. When I was reading the book I realized… I want to see then ALL! So the family decided to embark on the adventure of visiting every State Park in Oregon (and hopefully moving on to Washington after).

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