Oregon’s North Coast


Volunteer Participants


Hours of Service


Feet of Trail Improved


In-Kind Value

Support stewardship on the People’s Coast


  • Reopened the northern section of the Neahkahnie trail, which had been closed since 2020.
  • Put 597 volunteer hours into a new multi-use segment of the popular Wilson River trail.
  • Tackled systemic issues on the Cape Meares trail to make it safer and more welcoming for all visitors.  
  • Maintained existing segments of the Oregon Coast Trail while advocating and supporting efforts to fill remaining trail gaps.

1,880 Hours of Volunteer Service

were invested in coastal trails by TKO in 2022

Those who live, visit, and hike on Oregon’s coast know what a special place it is.

Known as the “People’s Coast” for its unique public access, the endless scenic vistas and rocky shores  of Oregon are connected by numerous hiking trails up and down the coastline. Did you know that some day you’ll be able to hike the entire coastline? Since 2018, TKO has been working with the Oregon Coast Visitors Association (OCVA) and many other partners in a concerted effort to build a trail stewardship movement for the hidden thru-hike gem that is the Oregon Coast Trail (OCT) as well as other connected trails systems.

Our friends at Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa are sweetening the deal for those who give a gift to Oregon’s trails this week!

Give $100 or more this week (10/31 – 11/6) and you’ll be entered into a drawing to win a two-night stay at the Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa, complete with a guided coastal adventure.

Don’t miss your chance to have one of Oregon’s most sought after luxury experiences!

There’s more than one way to give!

Anyone who donates their time at a TKO trail party this week (10/31 – 11/6) will also be entered to win at the $100+ level.


436,798 feet of trail

was improved by TKO volunteers in 2022



The northern section of the Neahkahnie trail was closed in 2020 due to extensive trail damage from a severe windstorm. This is a critical OCT segment, as well as a much loved coastal hike with unparalleled panoramic views. 

Thanks to hard working TKO volunteers, Northwest Youth Corps crews, and support from Oregon State Parks, this classic Oregon coast hike was reopened in October of this year!

TKO volunteers will be heading to the Arch Cape trail next, but they need your help to get there!

Give a gift to TKO today. 


Latest News

Safety, Fun, Service – becoming a TKO Crew Leader

A close up of two faces. One person wears a blue jacket and a yellow hat, the other wears a yellow jacket and an orange hat. They both have dirt on their faces and are smiling.

Being a Crew Leader with TKO is rewarding work and comes with a fun and supportive community that can’t wait to welcome you!

by Elaine Keavney and Loren Payne

So you’ve earned your green hat, and are getting “hooked” on trail stewardship.  As you get to know your crew leaders, do you find yourself wondering whether leading a crew would be something you would enjoy? Read on for some information about leading crews, and what you need to do if you would like to become a TKO crew leader!


Fire and Rain – 2022 Tread School

A photo of people in hard hats using straps to carry a burned log through a burned forest. Over this image are the words Tread School - Fire Recovery Edition

Rebuilding trails from the ashes.

By Natalie Ferraro

With over an inch of rain pouring down from cloudy skies for the weekend, it was hard to believe that the forest that volunteers worked and trained in during Tread School 2022 had been the victim of dry weather, extreme winds and raging fires only two years earlier. A group of Trailkeeper volunteers were undaunted by the ‘atmospheric river’ and showed up at Camp Talaoli anyway. These hardy folks were here to learn the skills needed to repair hiking trails after wildfires, and to start  rebuilding trails damaged by the Beachie Creek Fire.


Increasing Our Impact by Lending a Hand

Two people in hard hats work on their knees to install a piece of decking on a bardwalk.

TKO volunteers helped to build a new boardwalk at the South Slough Estuary Reserve this summer.

By Katie Vaughan, TKO Board Member

Throughout 2022, TKO crews set out on the Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor—a 12-mile stretch of picturesque southern Oregon coastline—over 20 times, helping to recover areas lost to vegetation and time. Now, thanks to these efforts, you can have a picnic at Whaleshead Beach, hike from Natural Bridges to Spruce Island uninterrupted, or explore the Thunder Rock Cove Loop! […]

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