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Bridal Veil Falls – Timbered Box Steps

May 21, 2019 at 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Crew Leader:  Guy Hamblen

Overview:  TKO has been invited to fix some long-term drainage, retaining walls, and repair/replace/add some new timber box steps near the landing area at Bridal Veil Falls State Park.  Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted for these projects, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event.

Potential cancellation:  This work site does experience heavy gorge winds, the crew leader may decide to cancel the work party the day before based on weather conditions. We will not work in high winds, excessive rain/heat, or potential ice events.  Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.

Project description:   In general, our focus will be the construction of some additional new timbered box steps below the existing timbered steps below the viewing platform at Bridal Veil.  This project will be unusually challenging because we will be building down from the existing steps; normally you build up from the bottom to the top.  This plan may change based on what’s done over the course of work parties.

Hiking information:  We can park at the State Park parking lot and hike the ¼ mile to the worksite. Segments of this trail have sections with steep dropoffs.  If you have questions or concerns about the hike, please contact guy.hamblen@trailkeepersoforegon.org or volunteer@trailkeepersoforegon.org.

What to expect:  We will be working in a relatively steep but treed location just below the landing area viewpoint.  We will have to monitor for hikers below the work area. It may be rainy and windy so be sure to bring extra clothes, windbreakers, an extra set of gloves, and rain gear for inclement weather. A mandatory detailed safety discussion will be held before work begins.

What to bring: Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of water. An extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day is a good idea, as we will be working in a potentially muddy area.

What to wear:

  • Boots (tennis shoes are not allowed)

  • Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea)

  • Long sleeved shirts and long pants required

  • 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:  Take I-84 East to Bridal Veil exit 28 from I-84. Turn right almost immediately into the Bridal Veil Post Office parking area.  Meet for a car caravan into the parking area.  We will have access via the Union Pacific roads to the lower gate area of the work site.


May 21, 2019
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Bridal Veil Falls State Scenic Viewpoint
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