Burma Road Trail

Like its namesake, the Burma Road Trail was named for its steepness and rough terrain.

most difficult iconBurma Road Trail at Smith Rock State Park steep screeCompleted in 1945, it was built to service the irrigation canal and tunnel that are still in operation today.

Climbers use it to connect to the uncrowded climbing areas of Staender Ridge and The Marsupials.

It’s also key for mountain bikers, trail runners, hikers  and horseback riders to reach the BLM trails into Sherwood Canyon and Gray Butte. As well as for those on the Summit Trail loop going back into the park.

Burma Road Trail at Smith Rock State Park vista

Take a right after the bridge onto the Wolf Tree Trail around the river’s edge until you reach a junction.

Then hang a left for on a steep scree trail in the park until you connect to the irrigation road on BLM land for the final grunt back into park property.

The 3600 foot summit rewards you with great views in every direction. You almost forget the push you gave your body to get there on this highway of scree.

Junction options:  Want to check out the Gorge area? Various trails break off to the right and straight. Climbing at the Student Wall? Make the hard right to get to the base.

Want to walk along the rim? Take the next right.


Share on FacebookGoogle+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on TwitterEmail to someone

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