Monkey Face Loop via Misery Ridge Trail and River Trail

7 reviews #1 hike out of 12 in
4.7 mi
Distance
1 hrs 41 min
Time
terrain
747 ft
Elev Gain

Overview

This is a difficult loop trail to Monkey Face in Smith Rock State Park.

This trail goes by Fairy Tale Tower, Spiderman Buttress, Asterisk Pass, Smith Rock Group, Smith Rock, and Shiprock.



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    2 months, 2 weeks ago
    Beautiful views, and easy trail. Misery Ridge could be renamed Slight Discomfort Ridge, it wasn’t that bad. I would recommend that you MUST do this hike. As and Oregonian I feel that it was the best view of this area of the state that I’ve ever seen.
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    1 year, 1 month ago
    This was not such a difficult hike the third time around. So we did another loop a much longer one, which due to heat made it tough to go up the Burma trail so we took a lot of time to cool of on top sparse tree shade. We came down Summit to River trail to finish the big loop. We had a wonderful time watching the sunset from Rim Rock trail to finish the day.
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    1 year, 11 months ago
    Great day hike, kid friendly. Our 5 and 7 year old did fine and enjoyed it. Keep them on a short leash up top! Also, if you’re kids are into geocaching this is a fun spot for it.
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Sangye Ince-Johannsen 5 years, 2 months ago
Smith Rock Trail, Redmond, Oregon
This hike goes around Smith Rock, climbing a little bit and then going around the famous monkey face rock formation. It then becomes a pleasant walk next to the Crooked River. Very nice.
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Sangye Ince-Johannsen 6 years, 9 months ago
Smith Rock Trail, Redmond, Oregon
This hike goes around Smith Rock, climbing a little bit and then going around the famous monkey face rock formation. It then becomes a pleasant walk next to the Crooked River. Very nice.
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barryjahn 4 years, 8 months ago
Smith Rock State Park
Those are great photos, what an interesting formation.
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