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 featured 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 tell everyone about it.

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour event

Patagonia Worn Wear Tour event


Photo courtesy of Pink Buffalo Racing

Photo courtesy of Pink Buffalo Racing

$55—HALF Marathon THROUGH AUG 18, $60 on race day
$35—HALF Marathon Relay per person THROUGH AUG 18, $40 on race day
$25—4 mile event THROUGH AUG 18, $30 on race day

Participants 17 and under, or 60 and over receive a $5 registration discount for all events. Event shirts are an additional $22. 

saturDAY, 8/19/17 6:oo AM-3:00 PM

Pink Buffalo Racing is back again this year with this very popular set of races. Participants don't have to fight for parking. A shuttle service will bring you to the park. The events kick off at 7 a.m. with the half marathon, and two-person half marathon relay, both featuring a generous four hour time limit.

Relay divisions are:
Women’s, Men’s, Co-ed - with combined ages to equal under 40, 41-80, 81-120, and 121 and up

Running on 100% paved trails, participants will complete two loops of the Smith Rock State Park trail system. Relay teams will each complete one loop. Beginning at a starting elevation of 2,731 feet, the total elevation gain for both loops is 2,185 feet. The name of the event, Monkey Face, comes from the unique rock formation that is in the shape of a monkey’s face, which will be visible at two points on the half marathon course. Seven fully stocked aid stations will be on the course for participants. 

Also available is the 4 mile run or walk, which begins at 8 a.m. Beginning at Rim Rock Trail at 2,822 feet of elevation, a steady descent into the canyon then adds a challenging 647 feet of elevation gain over less than a half-mile. Cresting at Monkey Face, participants will then descend on Mesa Verde Trail to the River Trail. A total elevation gain of 822 feet, the 4 mile event is generously stocked with three aid stations. 

Monday, 8/21/17 9:o6 AM-11:41 AM

There has not been a total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. since 1979, and only a small part of the west enjoyed that one. This year the path is 70 miles wide and runs from west to east across 12 states. The total event will be 90 minutes long for the moon's shadow to cross the United States from Oregon to South Carolina at 1700 mph, or 2.5 x faster than a supersonic jet.

And yes, Smith Rock State Park gets to enjoy TOTALITY for about 1 minute and 30 seconds


START:                     9:06:29 AM
MAX ECLIPSE:        10:20:25 AM
END TOTALITY:       10:21:11 AM
END TIME:              11:41:03 AM

Source: National Solar Observatory Eclipse Map

Only during totality is it safe to remove your solar glasses and view the Sun directly. You’ll WANT to do this as it’s the only time to view the Sun’s outer atmosphere called the corona.”

— National Solar Observatory

Pro photographer Gary Eldsmoe gets some directing assistance at last year's Dogs of Smith Rock photo shoot session

Pro photographer Gary Eldsmoe gets some directing assistance at last year's Dogs of Smith Rock photo shoot session

saturDAY, 8/26/17 10:oo AM-3:00 PM
2nd Annual Dogs of smith rock

Come celebrate National Dog Day this year at Smith Rock —bring your 4-legged friends for a hike and some free photos! Water, dog treats, raffles and some fun professional shots of your dog at an amazing location, what more could you ask for?

Sponsors/Media contact Gary S Eidsmoe Jr.

Raffle tickets will be made available for $1 per ticket. 100% of all raffle ticket sales goes directly to Brightside Animal Shelter, a No-Kill shelter located in Redmond, OR.

Tickets can be purchased at Brightside Animal Shelter, Brightside Thrift Store or at Smith Rock during the event!

september 2017

Friday-SunDAY, 9/15/17-9/17/17
smith rock craggin' classic

Each year the American Alpine Club holds an amazing weekend climbing event focused on community, competency, and conservation. 

Climbing rock stars Tommy Caldwell, Jeremy Collins, Graham Zimmerman and Meagan Martin are lined up with slide shows and clinics, along with local Chockstone Climbing Guides. Plus there's free food and beer, raffle, auction, sponsor and non-profit booths, trail work led by the "Mayor of Smith Rock," Ian Caldwell, and more.

climber at one of the AAC Smith Rock Craggin' Classic clinics photo courtesy of the American Alpine Club

climber at one of the AAC Smith Rock Craggin' Classic clinics
photo courtesy of the American Alpine Club