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Gorge Trail #400 McCord Creek Trail Party – Tread Restoration

April 24 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


This section of the 400 trail begins on the east side of McCord Creek and heads east. This trail was impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and the 18-month closure as well as the recent February storms. There are many rocks and tree debris to be moved from the tread for crew safety.

Time: We will meet at the trailhead at 8:15 AM, then we will carpool down the paved bike path to reach the eastern trailhead and have a safety and tool talk before getting started on our projects. We plan to be back to the cars by 3:00 PM.

Hiking information: We will start from the paved bike path and work our way up the trail to the west. Total distance will depend on the amount of time it takes to do the required projects. If the projects on that section of the trail are completed and there is still time, we will hike another 700 feet to the east along the paved bike path and join up with the trail moving to the east and work on projects in that area.  Total distance will not exceed 1 mile one way.

What to expect: You should expect to work on a trail that has been impacted by the Eagle Creek fire and 18 months of closure of closure. There are rocks and slide material on the trail. It is very close to the freeway so it is quite noisy.  We will be working to restore tread by removing debris and small trees and by improving drainage where there are water retention trouble spots.  The continuation of this trail to the east has not been improved since the fire and there will be a lot of vegetation on the tread.

You should expect to participate in this work party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

Potential CancellationBecause the fire-affected zone is potentially more hazardous than other sites where we work, 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.

What to bring: Bring your lunch and plenty of water.  Also bring good work gloves and supportive boots.

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: Take I-84 E/US-30 East to exit 35 from I-84 E/US-30 E.  At the stop sign, make a left east then in 100 yds a right onto the Frontage Rd.  Approx. 2.1 miles east, stop at the John B. Yeon trailhead parking.  Don’t get back onto I-84.  

Please consider indicating an interest in carpooling when you register, or carpooling with someone you know. Parking spaces are limited.

Crew Leader: Brian Emery


McCord Creek
John B. Yeon Trailhead
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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