Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head! A 2.3 mile section of trail at Cascade Head (part of the Oregon Coast Trail) has been closed for 11 years following major storm damage. Efforts to reopen this section are ramping up and TKO is happy to help! With your help we’ll be doing tread restoration, log removal, drainage repair and more as we help the Forest Service get this trail back in shape.
Project description: On February 22nd, TKO hosted a trail construction lab at this site. This included preliminary clearing of approximately 600′ of new trail that will connect the south and north legs of the Oregon Coast Trail across Cascade Head. Our work on this day, February 23rd, will be to continue to work to open up this segment of new trail.
What to expect: We will be working close to the upper trailhead, so hiking distance is minimal. You will be working in an area where no trail currently exists, so expect to work on rough, undeveloped terrain. Work will include clearing and moving debris, and may include sawing of logs to remove them from the trail corridor. No experience is necessary — you’ll be working with experienced crew leaders who will teach you all you need to know. We will work in moderate rain, but will cancel or leave if weather becomes unsafe or impedes our ability to do quality work.
What to bring:
• Plenty of water
What to wear:
• Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended.)
• Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
• Long sleeved shirts and pants.
• Rain gear as appropriate for the weather
• TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses
There will be housing available at the FS Bunkhouse in Hebo, about 15 miles north of our worksite. This is on a space-available basis. When you register, please indicate whether you are interested in housing the night before the event. Details of what to bring, etc., will be provided prior to the event.
Directions: Will be provided to registrants 48 hours prior to the event.