The Maple Ridge trail is a popular 2-mile loop trail for hikers only. Much of the trail is flat or gently rolling, with a clay-based tread surface. It has several very muddy areas that we hope can be mitigated with drainages or slight realignments to raise the tread a few inches. Our goal for these summer trail parties is to try to improve the tread in these areas before the sun makes the clay surface too difficult to work with.
The trail climbs gently from the trailhead to the ridge and then is flat. Total round trip hiking distance will not be more than 2 miles.
What to expect:
Prior to this event, you will be asked to watch a short orientation about our COVID-19 safety procedures and participate in a pre-party Zoom meeting with the rest of the crew. This is a chance for the group to get to know each other and go over the safety and work expectations for the day. You must also sign the TKO e-waiver and complete a personal health screening before attending this event. Details and links will be provided after you register.
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.
You should expect to work on a well-established trail surfaces in a wooded area. We will be working with trail tools, small saws and loppers. You will work with experienced crew leaders. No experience is necessary.
What to bring:
What to wear:
Milo McIver State Park is located on Springwater Road in Estacada. 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.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. From 1853 – 1871 in every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government . We are privileged to be here today & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of the land.
PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete a post-event survey.
EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups will not be tolerated by TKO, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.