Day Hike: Smith Rock State Park (Misery Ridge Loop)
Over the past week we planned a last minute girls weekend to Bend, OR to hit up the Ale Trail and to visit Smith Rock for a hike. We decided to take on the Misery Ridge Trail and finish off the loop with the Mesa Verde Trail and River Trail.
We started off early in the morning to catch the sunrise and were able to complete the entire hike before the rest of the morning crowd filed in.
The Misery Ridge Trail is not as bad as I had expected. It's a challenging, constantly steep one mile hike up before you hit the Ridge before the descent and relatively flat loop back.