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.
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.
The upper section of the Homestead Trail is closed for renovation from April 24 to May 24, 2017. This is the section that enters and exits the park close to the Northern Point, a popular climbing area and great viewpoint of the Monument Area.