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Upper Angel’s Rest Trail Party

September 1, 2019 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Crew Leader:  Riley M.
Hike Distance: up to 6 miles
Elevation Gain: 1500′
Hike Difficulty: Hard
Work Difficulty: Easy
Work Description: Restoration of tread width and improve drainage
Keywords: drainage, tread, waterfall


TKO is continuing trail rehabilitation in areas of the Gorge affected by the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire.  Only preregistered volunteers will be accepted, but keep an eye on registrations as cancelations can happen and spots would open until 6PM the night before the event.

Potential cancellation:  

Because the fire-affected zone is potentially more hazardous than other sites where we work, the crew leader may decide to cancel the work party the day before, based on weather conditions. We will not work in high winds, excessive rain/heat, or potential ice events.  Volunteers are advised to check their emails the night before in case there are unanticipated work party cancellations.

Project description:

In general, our focus will be brushing (downed limbs mostly), hole-filling where roots have burned, and restoring tread that has been damaged by fallen trees and limbs. Our focus will be on sections where drainage needs to be improved. This plan may change based on what’s done over the course of work parties.

Hiking information:

We will be hiking to the top of Angel’s Rest. Depending on how much work has been accomplished at previous work parties, you may be hiking up to 4-6 miles over steep terrain. If you have questions or concerns about the hike, please contact

What to expect:

You should expect to work in a fire-affected zone over uneven terrain, with many obstacles to climb over and/or remove. While the area we will be working has been approved for volunteers to enter it is still relatively hazardous.  A mandatory detailed safety discussion will be held before work begins.

What to bring:

Bring your lunch, snacks and plenty of water.

An extra set of clothes to change into at the end of the day is a good idea, as we will be working in a sooty, potentially muddy area.

What to wear:

  • Hiking boots (wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tool. Tennis shoes are discouraged and open toed shoes will not be allowed)

  • Sturdy work gloves (more than one pair is a good idea, loaners are available)

  • Long sleeved shirts and long pants required

  • Rain gear as appropriate for the weather

  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


Directions to the worksite will be provided to registered volunteers no later than 48 hours prior to the work party date, along with any other necessary information.


September 1, 2019
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Angel’s Rest Trailhead
Angel's Rest Trailhead
Bridal Veil, OR 97010 United States
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