Canyon to Rim Loop:  3.4 Miles ROUND TRIP from the welcome center

See climbers on Rope-de-Dope, wildlife along the Crooked River, the densest vegetation and "cave" rocks in the park, the bald eagles nest along the rim and spectacular canyon views. 

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

At the Overlook past the Welcome Center, go down the paved path onto the gravel road. Stay left at the junction to hike along the gentle Canyon Trail to the Rope-de-Dope climbing area.

From there continue along the Canyon Trail, as it winds its way up slightly more difficult terrain until you see the exit(s) up on Wilcox Road outside of the park.  

Reverse the path, going back down the Canyon Trail to the slightly steep unidentified trail at the horse ford. Go right and take the  trail up to connect to the moderately difficult Rope-de-Dope Trail toward the The Bivy campground.

At the junction go left and take the flat and easy Rim Rock Trail, staying left as it winds around the ridge back to the day use parking area and the Welcome Center.

Canyon to Rim Loop Elevation Graph at Smith Rock State Park-  click to enlarge