Heavy Rains Cause Widespread Trail Damage

Posted by Mike Volk on 06/08/12

A short lived cloudburst during a 24 hour storm on 6/4/12 created deep ruts in many of the trails at Smith.

Small streams formed troughs, scoured down to the bedrock and deposited piles of mud on switchbacks throughout the park.

The most heavily damaged trail was the upper section of the Misery Ridge Trail on the Monkey Face side of the hill.

Misery Ridge trail at Smith Rock

Water rut on Misery Ridge trail by Monkey Face.