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Milo McIver Trail Party – Viewpoint Trail

January 21 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Crew Leader: Elaine Keavney

Hike Distance:

Elevation Gain: Minimal

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: Prepare site for veiwpoing bench on Viewpoint trail


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. The Viewpoint Trail, built by TKO in 2016-2017, is a half-mile trail that connects the upper and lower sections of the park.

Project Description

Camp hosts have built a bench that they would like to have placed at about the mid-point of the trail, where there is an excellent view of Mt. Hood and the Clackamas River.  To create space for this bench, we will be removing and re-positioning existing curb logs and cutting back the bank (backslope).  as well as brushing back blackberries near the proposed bench site.

Hiking Information

The hike to the site is a gentle downhill of about 1/4 mile.

What to Expect

You should expect to work on a developed  gravelled trail surfaces.  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

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

What to Wear

  • Hiking boots (Please wear somthing sturdy that will protectyour toes from sharp tools swinging at your feet throughout the work day. Tennis shoes are strongly discouraged and open toed shoes will not be allowed)
  • Long sleeved shirt and long pants that you dont mind getting dirty
  • Work gloves (loaners available)
  • Rain gear and warm layers as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


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.


January 21
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


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