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The Crooked River is Raging at Smith Rock

The Crooked River is Raging at Smith Rock

Between the snow melt and the steady April showers, the Crooked River is high and spilling over its banks at Smith Rock State Park. To put it in perspective, last year when portions of the River Trail were under water, the flow rate for the river was 1160 CFS. When signs went up a couple of days ago, it was 1820 CFS, and today it’s at 1920 for below the Prineville Reservoir.

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.

Chute Trail Detour at Smith Rock

Chute Trail Detour at Smith Rock

Looks like you'll have to go the longer, but easier way down the Canyon Trail into Smith Rock State Park from the Overlook just past the Welcome Center. The Chute Trail is closed for repair work for the next few days. You may just decide to stay on this side of the river and explore the Canyon Trail "woodsy" side of the park.