Come join Trailkeepers of Oregon as we begin work on the closed section of the Oregon Coast Trail at Cascade Head!
Overview: A 2.3 mile section of 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.
What to expect: Plan to hike less than a mile to the work area and work for ~6 hours using hand digging tools. We prioritize safety and fun over quantity of work accomplished and encourage people to try different things and work at a comfortable pace. No experience is necessary — you’ll be working with experienced crew leaders who will teach you all you need to know. We’ll end the day with TKO-provided beverages and salty snacks. 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. No tennis shoes allowed!)
• 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
Hiking Stats: Less than 2 miles total out and back with ~600 feet of elevation gain
Directions: Detailed directions will be provided via email 2 days before the work party.
Who can participate: Adults 18 years and older.
Crew Leader: Elaine Keavney