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Oneonta Trail Party

May 18 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Scout and clear the closed Oneonta Trail above Triple Falls

Crew Leader: Pete Reagan

Hike Distance: Approx. 4 miles

Elevation Gain: 1000′

Hike Difficulty: Moderate/Difficult

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Description: Clearing storm damage, including slide debris and logs.

Project Overview:

Clean up Oneonta Trail, #424,after fording Oneonta Creek at Triple Falls. This trail is still closed to the public.Below the falls it has been repaired since the fire but includes extensive traverses across very steep slopes. After the first quarter mile above the Falls, the trail has not been explored since the Eagle Creek Fire and the area has had very extensive damage

Hiking information

We will meet in the parking area on the Scenic Highway just west of Oneonta Gorge. After our orientation and safety discussion we will hike up to Triple Falls, about 1.5 miles and 800 feet. Above that point we will need to ford Oneonta Creek because the bridge was destroyed in the fire. Be prepared with water shoes for this crossing. We will have scouted and secured the crossing itself, which is safely far beyond the actual falls. Above this spot we will scout as far as we can up the trail, and clear access to the many logs requiring saw team intervention. It is 2 more miles to the portion of Oneonta Trail that has been cleared from the top down, and unlikely we can make it that far during this work party.

What to expect:

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. The crew leader for this event will verify that you have done both of these requirements at the trailhead before the party begins. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Shoes or Tevas, etc for river crossing

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. No tennis shoes allowed!)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear and warm clothes as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


We will meet at the parking area just west of Oneonta Gorge on the Scenic Highway, which is probably easiest to reach by using exit 35 and driving W. a few miles

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers must administer a health self-evaluation prior to attending in-person volunteer events (

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• Volunteers must bring their own gloves, cloth masks, hand sanitizer, and hardhat.

• Tools will be sanitized prior to the event, and will not be shared throughout the day.

• No carpools will be arranged by TKO for the time being.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.

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.

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 the post-event survey.


May 18
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Oneonta West Trailhead
48636 Historic Columbia River Hwy
Corbett, OR 97019 United States
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