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Milo McIver Trail Party – Prepping for Bridge Gabion Installation

February 13 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Crew Leader: Patrick Keavney

Hike Distance: 1 mile round trip

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: Installation of bridge-supporting gabions on Maple Ridge trail

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 bridge on the Maple Ridge trail is in need of supporting structures.  The bridge is 14’ in length and is leaning sideways, as well as being uneven from end to end.  The project will involve excavating under the bridge, installing and filling 6 gabions, and raising the bridge to its correct orientation.  

This is the first day of a 3-day project, and is a preparation/training day for TKO leadership and interested, experienced green hat volunteers.  This is an opportunity to learn about structural gabion supports and their installation.

Hiking information: The distance to the bridge from the trailhead is less than half a mile.

What to expect: We will be doing work such as laying protective carpeting at the rock staging site, moving rock from the trailhead using mechanical toters, closing off the trail segment, and preparing/setting the first two gabions. 

What to bring: Bring your lunch and plenty of water. 

Also bring good work gloves and supportive boots.  Due to the wet conditions in the creek bed, rubber boots are permitted.

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


McIver Park is located on Springwater Road.  The GPS coordinates are:


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.



Milo McIver State Park
Milo McIver State Park
Estacada, OR 97023 United States
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