TKO crews have been working since September 2020 to do major restoration of the 1.5 mile loop trail at Eagle Fern Park. This project has included 3 sets of stairs and improvement of several switchbacks that added 1500′ of new trail tread. This event will celebrate the conclusion of this restoration project, as we now shift into maintenance mode for this trail. TKO will provide light snacks and beverages for this event.
The dedication will take place at 10 AM, followed by an optional guided hike of the loop trail.
**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.
What to expect:
If you hike the trail with us, you should expect a well-defined trail surface. The elevation gain is about 300′ on this loop trail. Depending on the weather, it may be muddy in some areas. The gathering area after the hike is a covered shelter. There are restrooms nearby.
What to bring:
Bring whatever you need for a short hike–light backpack, water, trekking poles, etc.
What to wear:
Directions: Eagle Fern Park is located about 5 miles from the intersection of Hwy 212 and Wildcat Mountain Road. Directions will be sent to attendees in an Eventbrite email 48 hours prior to the event.
LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government at various times throughout history. We are privileged to volunteer on these lands & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.
PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete a post-event survey.
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 & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups 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, or socioeconomic status.