Wildfire Recovery & the Clackamas River Trail


Volunteer Participants


Hours of Service


Feet of Trail Improved


In-Kind Value

Week 3 Goal: $10,000

54 %

Give a gift to Trailkeepers today and Next Adventure has a gift for you!


AND if you give $30 or more, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win either…

  • a Wilderness Technology Pinnacle 2 backpacking tent or
  • a deluxe two-burner propane camping stove or
  • a lightweight folding camp table or
  • a $100 gift card to Next Adventure

With 20% off AND four chances to win, now is the time to give back to trails!

Rebuilding Oregon’s trails after wildfires.


  • Hosted 36 trail party events with over 150 volunteers on the Clackamas River Trail (CRT).
  • Cleared 247 wind and fire damaged logs that were obstructing the CRT.
  • Trained over 40 volunteers and partner organization staff in the art of recovering trails from wildfire.
  • Maintained and repaired over 62,000 feet of fire affected trails across Oregon.

464 hours of volunteer service

at TKO’s Tread School: Fire Recovery Edition in 2022

These trails are rising from the ashes.

The Clackamas River Trail, closed since the 2020 Riverside Fire, is a well-loved hiking trail in the Clackamas Wilderness Area following the beautiful Clackamas River. Throughout the last year, TKO volunteer crews have been steadily working their way down the trail from the Fish Creek Campground. Due to the precarious nature of fire damaged areas, great care was taken to ensure the safety of volunteers; teams of sawyers hit the trail first, removing particularly dangerous obstacles and clearing the way for tread crews who have now improved 2 miles of trail.

There’s more than one way to give!

Anyone who donates their time at a TKO trail party this week (11/14- 11/20) will also be entered to win at the $100+ level.


9 other organizations

joined TKO in our efforts to bring back Oregon’s trails from fire in 2022.

TREAD SCHOOL: Fire Recovery Edition

In June 2022, nearly 40 TKO staff, volunteers, and partners set out to Camp Taloali, which typically functions as a summer camp for Deaf and Hard of Hearing children and youth, for TKO’s Tread School – Fire Recovery Edition. Minutes from trails impacted by the 2020 Labor Day Wildfires, participants received a comprehensive trails training focused on wildfire recovery. Topics included burn area safety, risk management, and safe use of hand tools to perform basic brushing and tread restoration on fire-affected trails.

Hosted by TKO with support from generous sponsors at the BLM and 10 Barrel Brewing, numerous free and reduced cost options were made available for those which the registration fee was a barrier to attendance. Thank you to our partners at the BLM, ODF, USFS, and OTC for offering their time and expertise!

Hundreds more miles of trail still need to be repaired. We can’t get there without your support!

Give a gift to TKO today. 


Latest News

Trail Ambassadors are getting ready to launch!

By Loren Payne

Spring is quickly approaching! That means before we know it, Trailkeepers of Oregon will be kicking off another Trail Ambassador season. Through partnerships with the U.S. Forest Service, Oregon State Parks, the Mt. Hood – Columbia River Gorge Tourism Alliance, The Nature Conservancy, and Friends of the Columbia River Gorge, Trail Ambassadors will take to trails beginning April 22nd to engage with trail users across the state. We are always looking to grow our team – if you’ve been looking to give back to the trails you love, we want you on board!


Family Friendly Events are Back!

An adult holds a fern while a child uses lopper to cut it at the base.

Join TKO on the last Sunday of each month to learn all about trail stewardship!

By Natalie Ferraro

Trailkeepers is excited to once again be offering Family Friendly trail parties for 2023. These events are a chance for kids of all ages to learn some of the basics of trail stewardship, spend quality time with family and friends outdoors, and learn the value of taking care of a place they love. We think our Family Friendly trail parties are some of the best fun you can have on a Sunday, but you don’t have to take our world for it. We asked TKO volunteer Jon and his son Liam to share why they love volunteering with TKO. […]

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!


View More

Subscribe for News and Events