Self-Guided Trail Tours

Have an idea of the total miles you feel like hiking at Smith Rock State Park?

 
hiking trail scouts on River Trail at Smith Rock State Park on Misery Ridge Hiking Trail TourAren’t sure what’s in store for you when you look at the trail map?

We’ve put together 5 suggested hiking trail tours that range from just under 2 miles just over 7 round trip from the Welcome Center.

From easy flat to more difficult climbs up, we give you details on what to expect along the way.

Each of the tours link to the hiking trails that make up the tour for pictures and virtual tour slideshows to give you a visual of the terrain.

Some of the tours have various options to add mileage to your route, along with a shuttle option to extend your range. The overall ratings are determined by the most difficult portion of the tour.

Tours #1-2 are before you cross the bridge, Tours #3-5 are after. 

Hiking Trail Tour #1:  (3.4 mile loop)more difficult icon
Easy downhill, flat, then steep, more difficult climb up and flat return.
Down and left on the easy, then steep Canyon Trail, then steeper up the Rope-De-Dope Trail and easy flat return on the Rim Rock Trail. (3.4 miles round trip from the Welcome Center)

Hiking Trail Tour #2:  (1.8 mile loop)most difficult icon
Steep scree down, flat a while, steeper up, flat again, then back on the road.
Down the steep scree Chute Trail, right on the flat Homestead Trail along the river, then steeper up back to rim level and easy flat exploration of the North Point Trail, return on the road.
(1.8 miles round trip from the Welcome Center)

Hiking Trail Tour #3:  (3.7 mile reverse Misery Ridge loop)most difficult icon
Steep scree down, easy flat, then more difficult climb up and steep downhill scree.
Down the steep scree Chute Trail, cross the bridge, left on the flat River Trail, up the steeper Mesa Verde Trail and down the steep scree Misery Ridge Trail.
(3.7 miles round trip from the Welcome Center)

Hiking Trail Tour #4:  (7.3 mile Summit loop)most difficult icon
Steep scree down, easy flat, more difficult climb up, steep downhill scree, flat return.
Down the steep scree Chute Trail, cross the bridge, left on the River Trail, straight and up on the switch-backed Summit Trail and down the steep scree Burma Road Trail, back on the flat Wolf Tree Trail.
(7.3 miles round trip from the Welcome Center)

Hiking Trail Tour #5:  (2.8 mile out and back)
most difficult icon
Steep scree down, easy flat, difficult climb up, steep downhill scree, flat back.
Down the steep scree Chute Trail, cross the bridge, right on the flat Wolf Tree Trail, up then down the steep scree Burma Road Trail, back on Wolf Tree Trail.
(2.8 miles round trip from the Welcome Center)

Looking to just do an easy hike on a trail or two? Check out all the hiking trails and their ratings here, watch their virtual tours, and you’ll be all set.

 

 

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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.