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(Cancelled)Brookings Bombsite Logout Campout – South Coast

June 15 at 9:00 am - June 16 at 5:00 pm

Join us as we log out the Brookings Bombsite Trail and camp at a back-country dispersed site overnight.

Crew Leader: Trevor B.

Max Size of Crew: 5

Hike Distance: 1 mile

Elevation Gain: Not much

Hike Intensity: Moderate

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type: Log-Out, Brushing

*Please email upon registering if you plan on carpooling with me, or will be caravaning in the two hours with your own four-wheel drive, high-clearance vehicle.

Project Information:

Come join TKO fixing up the Brookings Bombsite Trail!

This trail is an important lesser-known part of American history. The Brookings Bombsite Trail leads to the site of a forest fire started by a Japanese incendiary bomb during World War Two. The Japanese pilot, Nobuo Fujita, returned to the site in 1962 to plant a redwood “Peace Tree”. Click here for more information on the story around the trail.

The trail itself is a 2-hour drive off-pavement from Brookings up the Winchuck River Drainage. It is a wild ride to get up there, and a high-clearance vehicle with four-wheel drive is necessary to access it.

For this reason, we will be meeting at a predetermined location (this will be emailed to you) at 9 AM and carpooling/caravaning up there. If your vehicle does not have high-clearance or four-wheel drive, please plan on leaving it at the pre-determined staging area overnight, and carpooling up with me, or another volunteer with a suitable vehicle for the road conditions.

For this campout, we will be heading up to the trail and logging it out. There are over 20 tan oaks across the trail. Most can be classified as “A” or “B” trees. If you don’t have a valid Forest Service Saw Card, there is still plenty of swamping (moving pieces of the cut log from the trail) and brushing to be done.

To operate a chainsaw, volunteers must have a valid Forest Service Saw Card.

After we finish up the first day, we will head to a pre-determined dispersed site in the backcountry. There are no facilities at this campsite (including bathrooms and cell service), so please bring everything you need to be fully self-sufficient in the backcountry. This includes enough water, food, and camping gear for two trail days and an overnight.

We will then do another log-out on the second day and head back down the hill.

Hiking information:

The trail is one mile long over relatively rugged terrain. Most of it is impeded by logs at this time, so volunteers will need to be able to climb/step over some logs during the scout.

The hike is relatively basic, the drive-in is the tricky part.

Camping Information:

We will be staying at a dispersed site about 30 minutes from the trailhead. There are no facilities at this dispersed site. There will be no bathrooms or cell service. Please bring all the camping gear, food, and water you will need to be completely self-sufficient in the backcountry for two trail days with an overnight.

Event details:

Detailed event information, including directions to the meeting location, will be provided to registrants via email 48 hours prior to the event. If you’re volunteering for the first time, read this blog by a volunteer to know what to expect at your first trail party.

What to bring:

  • Enough Water For Two Days and A Night
  • All Neccesary Camping Gear
  • Enough Food for Two Days and a Night
  • Your Valid Forest Service Saw Card (If you have one)
  • A Chainsaw or Crosscut Saw (If you have one)
  • Chaps, Saw Fuel, and Bar Oil (If bringing your own Chainsaw)
  • Snacks/lunch
  • Work gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Any medications or emergency supplies you may need
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • A pack to bring all of this with you on trail
  • TKO provides all tools and personal protective equipment (hard hats, gloves, glasses)
  • Need gear? TKO has clothes, boots, camping gear, and more available for loan. Reach out to to let us know how we can help!

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended. Open-toed shoes will not be allowed.)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. We are the most recent in a long line of stewards to this land, and it is our responsibility to do so with humility and respect. We are grateful to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces, and encourage everyone to go beyond a land ackowledgment by supporting Indigenous communities and organizations in your area.

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: TKO seeks to make our events inclusive of people of all backgrounds and abilities. If you would like to discuss potential accommodations to allow for your participation in this event, please click here to complete a short Google survey. TKO staff will then contact you to discuss options. Please note: available accommodations will vary by event and typically need to be requested a minimum of two weeks in advance. If you have any questions, please contact TKO Stewardship Manager Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle at

EQUITY & INCLUSION: TKO seeks to make Oregon’s trails a place where people can go to connect with nature & one another. Not everyone feels safe or welcome in the outdoors due to issues like racism, bias, and hate. We commit to being part of the solution to this problem and to enact change. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target any individual or group will not be tolerated by TKO.

PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical and emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable or unsafe, you may: interrupt directly, tell a crew leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the post-event survey.

While TKO no longer requires masking/vaccination for our events, we do support those who choose to mask for their own safety. We ask participants to respect the health of folks who wear masks by distancing or wearing a mask while in close proximity.


June 15 at 9:00 am
June 16 at 5:00 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


The Bombsite Trail #1118
National Forest Development Road 260
Brookings, OR 97415 United States
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