Oregon’s South Coast


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Leadership for Oregon's coastal trails


The Samuel H. Boardman Scenic Corridor stretches 12 miles along the picturesque southern Oregon coast, offering locals and visitors alike countless opportunities to experience the natural wonders. Throughout 2023, TKO crews set out 28 times, helping to recover areas in the corridor lost to vegetation and time. Now, thanks to their efforts, when you visit Samuel Boardman you can have a picnic at Whaleshead Beach, hike from Natural Bridges to Spruce Island uninterrupted, or explore the Thunder Rock Cove Loop!

28 trail parties

dedicated to recovering trails on the South Coast lost to vegetation and time.

Weekly Raffle

Our friends at Rogue Ale & Spirits have a lil’ something extra for those who give a gift to Oregon’s trails this week.

Rogue is matching the first $500 in contributions. Plus, give $50 or more to TKO this week ONLY, and you will be entered to win a Rogue prize pack including a Rogue gift card, t-shirts, stickers, patches, and glassware!

And there’s more than one way to give! Anyone who donates their time at a TKO trail party this week (11/13 – 11/19) will also be entered to win this week’s raffle prize!

South Slough

In October 2023, TKO was honored to receive the State Land Board’s Partnership Award in recognization of TKO’s collaboration with the South Slough Estuarine Research Reserve. The award was presented by Oregon Governor Tina Kotek after the Reserve’s nomination of TKO earlier in the year.

The Reserve serves as a living laboratory, a preserver of indigenous culture, and a recreational outlet for the local community. This year, Trailkeepers and the Reserve teamed up to host trainings like chainsaw certifications, tread labs, leadership labs, and even a new trail development class where participants helped the Reserve identify options for a new trail system, while helping volunteer participants learn the skills necessary for designing new trails.

Trailkeepers also help maintain Reserve trails and are continuing work on the 300-foot boardwalk TKO volunteers began constructing last year.

Projects like this are waiting for TKO all across Oregon, but we need your help to get there. Join Oregon’s trail legacy by giving to TKO today. 


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A Vision for Oregon’s River Valleys

Throughout 2023 TKO has been lucky to participate in some outstanding trail projects in the Willamette and Umpqua River Valleys. These projects, critical to maintaining and reopening trails,  allowed volunteers to grow their trail construction skills in some of Oregon’s most beautiful natural areas!


Two volunteers in chainsaw PPE pose on trail in the gap of a freshly cut downed tree.

Trailkeepers Train the Next Generation of Sawyers

Have you caught the “saw bug” yet? Join TKO on a logout and you just might! This draw to saw work, the itch to feel the saw interact with wood as you cut, captivates many a trail crew member after just one day pulling saw. Saw work is a critical aspect of trail stewardship, and it’s this feeling that TKO has worked to inspire in emerging sawyers across Oregon. 


A group of volunteers work along a trail winding through colorful cliffs, overlaid by the text "Legacy Builders Week 3: Nov 20th-26th, Support Central & Eastern Oregon Trails!"

Stunning Stewardship at Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park is an outdoor recreation haven for hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, and beyond. Due to high visitation and the unique, fragile nature of the ecosystem, it is critical that the 12 trails throughout the park are well maintained. We at TKO feel very lucky to have served this special place throughout 2023, and we’re gearing up for another year!


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