Join our 2016 Stewardship Program!

Join a work party to give back to the trails you love!  TKO plans to schedule work parties every other Tuesday, as well as the third weekend of the month (Saturday, Sunday, or both). To receive email notifications about TKO events and more, sign-up for TKO’s email list and follow us on Facebook.

If you have questions about TKO’s trail maintenance program or are interested in training to become a volunteer TKO crew leader, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.

Trail Stewardship Events

Oneonta Trail #424, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, June 28, 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM

Oneonta Trail is one of a series of trails accessible from the Larch Mountain area and continuing on to various areas in the Columbia Gorge.

Project description
This work party will be devoted to brushing back annual vegetation, primarily Devil’s Club, thimbleberry, Oregon Grape and vine maple.  There is reportedly no poison oak in the area.

Hiking information
The hike to the area most in need of brushing is approximately 3 miles each way (6 miles round trip) to the farthest area that needs brushing. The elevation change is approximately 1250’.

What to expect
No experience is necessary. You will be working with experienced crew leaders to remove vegetation that impedes hikers.  The ranger’s goal is to keep maintenance to an annual or semi-annual basis on these trails.  You should be prepared to hike on terrain that is uneven and sometimes steep while carrying your day pack and work tools.

What to bring
Lunch and plenty of water.
Rain gear (jacket and pants) if appropriate for weather forecast
Work gloves
Extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day (optional)

What to wear
Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed
Long sleeve shirt recommended
Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses).
TKO will supply hard hats, and safety glasses if needed.

Below are directions to the Larch Mountain trailhead/picnic area.  The “trailhead” for Oneonta is about 1/2 mile before Larch Mountain picnic area, it’s a pull out on the right hand side of the road.  You’ll see a guard rail with a large gap in it- that’s the trailhead.  Forest Service personnel will be there with a government vehicle so it should  be easy to find.  No parking pass needed.

From Portland, OR: Travel east on Interstate 84 just past Troutdale then take exit 18, Lewis and Clark State Park. At the end of the off-ramp, turn left (south) onto the Historic Columbia River Highway and follow the highway through Corbett. Two miles east of Corbett, the road forks.  Take a right onto Larch Mountain Road and follow the road 14 miles to the picnic area and trailhead.

From Cascade Locks, OR: Travel west on Interstate 84 approximately 21 miles and take exit 22, Corbett Exit/NE Corbett Hill Road. Follow NE Corbett Hill Road until it intersects with East Historic Columbia River Highway.  Turn left onto the Historic Highway and travel 5 miles until the road forks. Take a right onto Larch Mountain road and follow the road 14 miles to the picnic area and trailhead.

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Completed 2016 Projects

Dalton Point, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, February 23

Dalton Point, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, March 1

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, March 8

Mitchell Point, Columbia Gorge
Saturday, March 19

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, March 22

Angel’s Rest Trail, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, April 5

Elk-King’s Mountain Loop Trail w/ Mazamas
Saturday, April 9

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, April 19

Dalton Point, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, May 3

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, May 17

Step Creek Trail
Saturday, May 21

400 Trail near Moffett Creek, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, May 31

Clackamas River Trail
Tuesday, June 14

Completed 2015 Projects


Angels Rest Trail, Columbia River Gorge
Saturday, May 31

Mirror Lake Trail, Mount Hood
Saturday, June 20

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday & Sunday, August 1 & 2

Completed 2014 Projects


Jenkins Estate, Southwest Beaverton
Saturday, January 18th

Columbia Gorge Near Eagle Creek
Saturday, February 22

Angels Rest, Columbia River Gorge
Saturday, March 22

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday & Sunday, May 31 & June 1

Mirror Lake Work Party (including Tom Dick and Harry  Mountain)
Saturday, June 14

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday,  July 19

Douglas Trail
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, July 25-27

Bell Creek Trail, Columbia Gorge
Saturday & Sunday, September 20-21

Camp Wilkerson, Columbia County
Saturday, October 11

Completed 2013 Projects

EventsWorkParty02Tualatin Hills Nature Park
Saturday, March 9

Coyote Wall/Catherine Creek with WTA
Saturday & Sunday, March 16 & 17

Trail Skills College, Cascade Locks
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, April 19-April 21

Clackamas Riverside Trail
Saturday, May 11

Beaver Falls Trail
Saturday, May 25

Clackamas River Trail
Sunday, June 2

Kings Mountain Trail w/ Mazamas
Saturday, June 15

Clackamas River Trail
Saturday & Sunday, June 29 & 30

Smith Rock State Park
Sunday, October 13

Latourell Falls Trail, Columbia Gorge
Saturday, November 23

Completed 2012 Events

EventsWorkParty03Tool Party
February 11

Cape Horn Trail with WTA
March 17

Camp Wilkerson – Culvert/Turnpike Training
May 12

Mosier Plateau Trail with Friends of the Gorge
May 24

Mosier Plateau Trail with Friends of the Gorge
June 9

Marquam Hills Natural Area with Portland Parks & Recreation
June 30

Mirror Lake Trail #13, Mount Hood NF
July 28

Cape Horn Trail with the WTA
September 1

Camp Wilkerson – Turnpike and Crew Leader Training
October 6

Camp Wilkerson – Turnpike Project
October 20

Completed 2011 Events

EventsWorkParty04Latourell Falls State Park
Saturday, March 5

Herman Creek Trail #406
Saturday, March 19

Latourell Falls State Park
Saturday, April 30

Douglas Trail #781, Mount Hood NF
Saturday, October 22

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