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Builders-Keepers: Silver Falls North Rim Trail Celebration

September 17 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

TKO welcomes supporters and volunteers to celebrate the opening of the North Rim Trail and the partnerships that made it possible.

Crew Leader: Steve K.

Max Size of Crew: 25

Hike Distance: 1.25 miles

Elevation Gain: <100 feet

Hike Intensity: Low

Event Type: Interpretive celebratory hike

Project Information:

TKO welcomes our supporters to experience a morning learning about trail building and experiencing a guided hike on the new North Rim Trail. We’ll start at the new North Canyon Day Use area and hike this new trail which was built with accessibilty in mind. TKO and State Parks staff and volunteers who led portions of the construction will be there to share project details and their experiences in building this new trail and it’s two bridges. We will end the morning back at the day use area with food and drinks.

Hiking information:

The hike will be just over a mile total out and back on 5% grade trail with both gravel-surfaced and natural soil sections. There are two big bridges over seasonal streams, a boardwalk, and a new overlook with a view of North Falls.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Any medications or emergency supplies you may need
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • A pack to bring all of this with you on trail
  • Need gear? TKO has clothes, boots, camping gear, and more available for loan. Reach out to volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org to let us know how we can help!

What to wear:

  • Boots or shoes for hiking on gravel and dirt surface trail
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather


Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government. We are privileged to be here today and we express gratitude to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 lindsay.mcintosh@trailkeepersoforegon.org.

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, regardless of whether they are based on age, citizenship, disability, ethnicity, gender identity/expression, geographic origin, language, marital status, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status.

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 its events, we do support those who feel masking is necessary 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.


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