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The .5 mile Rope-de-Dope Trail gets its name from the Rope-de-Dope climbing area.

NOTE:  Horseback riding and mountain biking are not allowed on Rope-de-Dope Trail.

Coming into the park from the main Overlook and down the Canyon Trail, make a left at the sign to the Rope-de-Dope Trail. A popular connector to other trails in the system, climbers take it from the Bivy campground to get into the park.

A combination of scree trail and wooden steps lead up to the left from the Rope-de-Dope climbing area. You emerge from behind the giant rock block that bears its name. Once along the rim great canyon and river views of the entire park are below. 

Continue climbing out of the park until you reach a junction that goes left to take the Rim Rock Trail along the ridge as it winds around and eventually gets back to the Welcome Center.

Staying at the Bivy? Hang a right at the junction. 

climbers headed back to the Bivy Campground on the Rope-de-Dope Trail at Smith Rock State Park

climbers headed back to the Bivy Campground on the Rope-de-Dope Trail at Smith Rock State Park


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