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DESCRIPTION: 7 miles round trip, 200 vertical feet, moderate pace. A fun hike for this time of year in the "quiet corner" of the Badlands. Trails should be firm sand. If it's clear, we'll have good views in all directions. There are a few little ridges and outcroppings to explore off trail if people want. We'll also do a little map and compass navigation practice along the way. Bring a compass if you have one.
HIKE DESCRIPTION: 7.5 miles, 1200 vertical ft, medium pace. This will be a circle route from the main parking lot down across the bridge, up Burma Road (as steep as Misery Ridge, and 50% higher), down the Summit Trail, around on the River Trail, then back across the bridge and up to the parking lot.
There will also be an option for part of the group to come up the back side of Misery Ridge on the return. It cuts 1 mile of distance but adds 650 vertical feet.
Please note: Smith Rock requires dogs to be on a 6' leash at all times in the park.