ROCK CLIMBING NEAR REDMOND AT SMITH ROCK STATE PARK
Just a short drive north of Redmond, Smith Rock State Park is more than just a world-class rock climbing mecca. Stunning scenery delivers a setting ideal for hiking, camping, mountain biking, and much more.
Here in Redmond, we have one of the world’s best rock climbing destinations right in our own backyard. In fact, with more than 1,800 climbing routes, including some that are legendary in the climbing world, Smith Rock State Park is known throughout the world as a premier rock climbing destination.
Though it draws world-class climbers from across the globe, Smith Rock offers challenges for every level of climber — even beginners. On a typical sunny day, casual hikers and curious onlookers can catch a glimpse of climbers peppering the cliffs that rise high in the park. The amazing strength, raw determination, measured patience of rock climbers is certainly a site to behold.
For those of you who would rather keep their feet firmly planted on the ground, Smith Rock offers visitors plenty of breathtaking options for enjoying its views and features. Situated on the banks of the Crooked River, Smith Rock is a 651-acre state park that boasts unique geological formations, wildlife, breathtaking vistas, and miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.
The park also features a walk-in bivouac campground, access trails, restrooms and shower facilities. For day-use visitors, Smith Rock offers a generous picnic area with lots of shade trees, tables and ample lawn for spreading out a blanket or letting the kids run wild.
BOULDERING AND CLIMBING IN REDMOND AT THE DRY CANYON TRAIL
Redmond’s Dry Canyon Trail park offers bouldering along the canyon walls within the park. Bouldering is perfect for young ones just learning or beginner climbers. For skilled climbers, the Maple Bridge archway has a variety of pre-bolted routes to be climbed (at your own risk).