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 Maple Ridge trail is a popular 2-mile hiker-only trail in the park. TKO volunteers have done several work parties over the last two years to maintain and improve this trail. Several sections are flat and quite muddy in winter. This project will be to build a turnpike over a muddy section. Logs will be cut, peeled and installed on either side of the trail section, and gravel will be placed between the logs to raise up the tread above the muddy, clay surface. Some work parties have been done in advance of this 4-day trail party, to stage the logs and gravel.
Volunteers can register for one or more days, or for the entire 4-day project. RV and tent campsites will be available at the Kingfisher group camp, about a mile from the Maple Ridge trailhead. There are no RV hookups, but there will be running water and a pit toilet.
Hike will be about a mile over gently rolling terrain.
What to expect:
You should expect to hike about a mile over gently rolling terrain. You will work with experienced crew leaders. No experience is necessary
What to bring:
This will depend on how long you are staying. You will need to plan to have lunch food and water for each work day. Depending on how many people register to stay at the campground, we may want to plan group meals, or you will need to bring your own for as many days as you plan to stay.
Also bring good work gloves and supportive boots.
What to wear:
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.