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Trail Stewardship Events

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Milo McIver State Park, Tuesdays, April 25 & May 2

Elowah Falls, Columbia Gorge, Tuesdays, May 9 & 16

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada

Tuesdays, April 25 & May 2, 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 for this project. This trail will be about 3/4-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 identified, and the tread is being refined and completed.

What to expect
We are nearing the home stretch and need your help to complete this trail before the busy spring season.

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.

Elowah Falls, Columbia Gorge

Tuesdays, May 9 & 16, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM

Overview
Elowah Falls trail is accessed at the John B. Yeon trailhead 6 miles west of Cascade Locks.  The trailhead serves both the Elowah Falls and the McCord Creek Falls trails and is a very popular destination.  A slide has closed the trail, and Oregon State Parks need to have it open as soon as possible before the hiking season.

Project description
This project is being done in cooperation with Pacific Crest Trail Association, who will do two work parties at this site. It involves a re-route of approximately 130’ that will bypass the switchback affected by the slide.  Two new switchbacks will be created that will allow hikers access to the current trail as it descends to the falls and beyond.  Work will involve creating tread, armoring the new switchbacks, and creating transitions to the existing trail on both upper and lower sections.

Hiking information
The hike to the work site is approximately ½ mile, with moderate elevation gain on a wide trail, including switchbacks.

What to expect
No experience is necessary. You will be working with experienced crew leaders to create a reroute to re-open this popular trail. You should be prepared to hike on terrain that is uneven and sometimes steep while carrying your day pack and work tools.  At the work site, you will be working in an area that has no existing trail, so is steep and uneven terrain.

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

There are no toilet facilities or water at the trailhead.

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

From Portland: Drive I-84 east to Exit 35 for the Historic Highway, Ainsworth State Park, Dodson and Warrendale. After 0.1 mile, turn left for Dodson, Warrendale and Hood River. In another 0.1 miles, make a right turn onto NE Frontage Road for Dodson. Drive 2.1 miles on Frontage Road and then pull into parking on the right for John B. Yeon State Park.

From the east: Take Exit 37, signed Warrendale. Head west on Warrendale Road for about 1/4 mile to a stop sign. Turn left, go under the freeway and turn left again on to Frontage Road. Drive 1/4 mile east to the trailhead parking lot just before the road re-enters the highway.

Because of the steepness of the re-route area and the close proximity in which volunteers will be working, registration is limited to 8 volunteers for each work party.  Sign up below, or contact volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org for more information.

Sign up here for Tuesday, May 9, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM.

Sign up here for Tuesday, May 16, 8:30 AM-3:30 PM.

Completed 2017 Projects

Milo McIver State Park, Estacada
January 10, 19, 21, 22, 28 & 31, February 7, 14, 21, 25 & 28, March 7, 14, 21, 25 & 28, April 11 & 18

Collins Trail, Audubon Society of Portland
Saturday, February 11, Saturday, March 11 & Saturday, April 8

Beaver Falls, Columbia County
Saturday, April 1

Latourell Falls, Columbia Gorge
Tuesday, April 4

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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