Mesa Verde Trail

The .65 mile Mesa Verde Trail is a steep connector trail. It comes up from the River Trail from two junctions.

more difficult iconMesa Verde Trail at Smith Rock State Park Monkey Face ViewBoth meet up at the top of the Monkey Face climbing area.

The first junction is just past the backside of Asterisk Pass.

It ascends past the Mesa Verde Wall climbing area.

The second junction along the River Trail doubles back past the First Kiss climbing area before reaching the base of The Monkey.

Mesa Verde Trail at Smith Rock State Park back to the Crooked RiverFrom there you can go right and continue on the trail until it descends  to the river and back to the bridge.

Want to make a loop with the ridge for some up close time with The Monkey?

Go left and up the Misery Ridge Trail and follow it along the ridge until it descends down a steep scree path back to the bridge.


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