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Checking the Wolf Tree Trail Changes at Smith Rock

Checking the Wolf Tree Trail Changes at Smith Rock

While the park experienced a huge windstorm last week, that’s not the reason for the trees you’ll find along parts of the old path of the Wolf Tree Trail. Contract work to reroute parts of the trail started in December, and the “rough in” as it is called should be done this week. Rock retaining walls and some tread work may occur this winter or as late as this fall.

BYOW Time Once Again at Smith Rock

BYOW Time Once Again at Smith Rock

Bring your own water that is, unless you care to fill up at the Bivy Campground or Day Use restrooms. Drinking fountains in the park are turned off for the season, as they needed to be drained and then shut off to prevent pipes from breaking with evening temps dropping into the teens and 20s.

Wolf Tree Trail Improvement Starts December 17 at Smith Rock

Wolf Tree Trail Improvement Starts December 17 at Smith Rock

Wolf Tree Trail improvement work begins on Monday December 17th, with trail closures and detours that may be needed for a limited duration. The trail contractor will be using trail building machinery, and the work is expected to be completed by mid January, weather permitting.

Walking the Smith Rock State Park Master Plan

Walking the Smith Rock State Park Master Plan

After pouring over the proposed Smith Rock Master Plan maps and descriptions to provide feedback to Oregon Parks and Rec before the December 15 deadline, we were still a tad confused. We thought you might be too. We asked Scott Brown, Smith Rock State Park Manager to take us to some of the sites of the biggest proposed changes.