We’ve done our best to glean information on upcoming events here at Smith Rock State Park.

This includes postings on boards around the park, the Smith Rock State Park website, sports and tourism organizations, and annual events we know about.

Some recent events included a visit from Aguila the golden eagle, an area history exhibit complete with Native American and U.S. Cavalry artifacts, and artists painting the scenery in the annual Smith Rock Paint Out.

If you don’t see your event listed let us know and give us some details. We’ll be sure to include it.

May 2016

Smith-Rock-Ascent-logo5/7/16: 8:00 AM start time for first race (see below for others)
Smith Rock Ascent 50K, 15M, 4M Trail Races

Super-scenic trail races in and around Smith Rock State Park. With 50K, 15-Mile and 4-Mile distances, there’s a course for everyone.

The 50K starts in the park and then heads out to the grasslands to the north. The 15-Mile takes runners up to the top of Gray Butte. The 4-Mile route stays in the park and gives runners a view from the top of the rocks via Misery Ridge.

All courses offer stunning views of the rock faces and the Cascade mountain range.

Race information and registration links are here.

Bib Pickup: Friday, May 6, 4:00-7:00 pm at FootZone (842 NW Wall St, Bend OR)

Bib Pickup & Check In (all racers): Saturday, May 7, 7:00 – 8:30 am (Smith Rock State Park)

50K Start: 8:00 am

4-Mile Start: 8:25 am

15-Mile Start: 8:45 am

Kids Fun Run: 9:45 am

Smith Rock Road Half Marathon Logo5/8/16:  7:00 AM start time (for both races)
Smith Rock Road Half Marathon & 10K Race

Both races start and end on the main road into the park.

They each go two great distances that provide amazing views of the Cascade mountains, the sheer rock faces at Smith Rock State Park and the unique beauty of the area.

Both courses should be quite fast with minimal elevation change.

Here are some quick facts. For more info and to register, go here.

Bib Pickup: Friday, May 6, 4:00-7:00 pm at FootZone (842 NW Wall St, Bend OR)

Day of Registration & Bib Pickup: Sunday, May 8, 6:00-6:45 am (Smith Rock State Park)

10K Start: 7:00 am

Half Marathon Start: 7:00 am

Courses close: 10:00 am


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Online resource for adventurers to Smith Rock State Park. Detailed information for rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, slacklining and horseback riding.