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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

Click on any of the trail stewardship events below to learn more or sign up!

Milo McIver State Park, January 24 & 31

Milo McIver State Park, January 21 & 22

All Out 2017 with REI – Trail Stewardship, January 28

Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College, April 28-30

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada

January 24 & 31, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Overview
McIver State Park, located on the Clackamas River between Oregon City and Estacada, is a 950-acre park with camping, boating, hiking and horseback riding opportunities for its visitors.  There are over 14 miles of trails for hikers and horseback riders in the park.

Project description
A new hiker-only trail will be built on this project. This trail will be about a mile in length, starting at the higher levels of the park and tying in to an existing trail in the river valley below. The trail route has been roughly flagged at this point.  Volunteers will begin by clearing the brush to further identify the trail route.  In coming weeks, the tread will be refined and completed.

**This project will continue on a weekly basis for several weeks.  Other volunteer groups may also assist on this project at various times.**

Hiking information
Initially, we will be working in an area where no trail currently exists.  We will be moving in and cutting heavy brush and logs to better define the trail route.

What to expect
You should be prepared to scramble over existing brush and foliage as we begin the creation of this new trail.  Each week, the trail surface will become more defined, but it will be several weeks before a good walking surface is created.

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.

Directions
McIver Park is located on Springwater Road.  The GPS coordinates are 45.298221,-122.382924. For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location.

Sign up below, or contact volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org for more information.

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada

Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Volunteer one or both days! There will be tent and RV camping sites available near the trailhead, free of charge, for all volunteers who want to spend the night.  There are restrooms with flush toilets available.  There is no power or water for RVs during the off-season.

Overview
Milo McIver State Park, located on the Clackamas River between Oregon City and Estacada, is a 950-acre park with camping, boating, hiking and horseback riding opportunities for its visitors. There are over 14 miles of trails for hikers and horseback riders in the park.

Project description
TKO volunteers have been working on a new ½ mile long trail every Tuesday since the end of September. Currently, the entire length of the trail is roughed out, and some sections on either end are ready for the spread of gravel. The middle section is the most challenging as it traverses through a steep canyon.  Crib walls, either of rock or wood, need to be built on several sections to armor and support the trail.
This weekend work party will allow volunteers who are interested in building a new trail, but who cannot come on weekdays, to participate and make some significant forward progress toward the completion of this trail.

Hiking information
Hike to the work site will be no more than 1/4 mile. The trail in its current condition is steep, muddy and slippery in sections.

What to expect
You should expect to work rain or shine on a partially developed trail.  Depending on the weather, it may be slippery and quite muddy in places.

What to bring
You will need to bring lunches for the days that you work. If you are working both days, you will need to bring enough food and water for your time at the park. There will be a potluck dinner on Saturday evening.  Details of this event will be sent to the registrants.

Also bring good work gloves, supportive boots, rain gear, and a change of clothes for the end of each work day.

What to wear
Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)
Long sleeved shirts recommended
Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
Eye protection is recommended (eye glasses, safety glasses, etc.)
TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses

Directions
McIver Park is located on Springwater Road. The GPS coordinates are
45.298221,-122.382924.

For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location.  Directions to the trailhead will be given to the participants prior to the work party date.

Sign up below, or contact volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org for more information.

All Out 2017 w/ REI – Trail Stewardship

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada
Saturday, January 28, 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Have you ever walked a trail and wondered how it was designed, built and maintained?  You have an opportunity to learn more about trail design, and trail work in general, at this 3-hour workshop.

Description
Trailkeepers of Oregon, along with Antfarm Youth Services in Sandy, have been working since late September to build a ½ mile of new trail through a steep canyon at Milo McIver State Park between Oregon City and Estacada.  This workshop will take you to the trail, where we will discuss the elements of the trail’s design and our work with the park rangers. We’ll talk about the challenges of the terrain and how we have worked to overcome them, while maximizing the beauty of the area and the view from the trail.  You will have an opportunity to learn (or review) the tools that are used in trail work, and even have a chance to “get dirty” and help to complete this trail!  We will also talk about the work that Trailkeepers of Oregon does in Northwest Oregon and how you can get involved.

Directions
McIver Park is located on Springwater Road. The GPS coordinates are 45.298221,-122.382924.

For best results, use your GPS or a map guide from your own location.  Directions to the trailhead will be given to the participants prior to the workshop date.

Sign up below, or contact volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org for more information.

Columbia Cascades Trail Skills College

Cascade Locks
Friday-Saturday, April 28-30

Interested in learning more about trail work?  Or interested in becoming a Trailkeepers of Oregon crew leader? Each year in late April, Portland area trail groups hold Trail Skill College; three days of classes ranging from introductory topics to advance trail design and leadership classes.

Because of large demand, regular classes can fill up a few hours after registration opens.  However, there are early registration opportunities where you can get a chance to sign up for the classes you want before regular registration opens.

For anyone who has volunteered at two or more TKO work parties in 2016: If you are interested in early Trail Skills College registration, please contact us. Multi-group work parties (e.g., Madrone Wall, Punchbowl Falls) count.

If you want to be a crew leader on future TKO work parties: We are looking for a few people to help lead more trail work parties. If interested please contact us. Even if you can’t make it to Trail Skills College, we would like to help you help our hiking trails.

If you have trail work experience, we are looking for volunteer instructors and assistant instructors for Trail Skills College: Formal certification is not needed; your experience in trail work is what we need. If you teach or assist in a class, you will get early registration for the days that you are not teaching. Please contact us if you are interested in volunteering to teach or assist at Trail Skills College.

We need to know if you are interested in early registration by mid-February. Send us an email at volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org.

Completed 2017 Projects

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada
Tuesday, January 10

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

Oneonta Trail, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, June 28

Wygant Trail, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, July 26

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Saturday, July 30

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Thursday, August 4

Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, August 9

Punchbowl Falls Parks, Hood River
Tuesday, August 23

Angel’s Rest, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, September 6

Camp Wilkerson, Columbia County (with OET)
Saturday, September 10

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Tuesday, September 13

Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, September 20

Punchbowl Falls Park, Hood River
Saturday, September 24

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada
Tuesday, September 27, October 4, 11, 18 & 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29, December 6 & 13

Eliot Crossing, Timberline Trail
Saturday, October 1

Madrone Wall, Clackamas County
Saturday & Sunday, November 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20

Completed 2015 Projects

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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