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Family Friendly Tryon Creek ‘Trick or Trails’ Party – PDX

October 27 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Free - $20.00
Put on your costumes and bring the whole family out for a fun morning of trail stewardship at Tryon Creek State Natural Area!

Crew Leader:

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: less than 1 mile

Elevation Gain: minimal

Hike Intensity: Low

Work Intensity: Low

Work Type: Brushing, raking

Project Information:

Our focus will be clearing overgrown plants from the trail using loppers and hand saws and removing debris from the trail surface with rakes. We will hike and work at a relaxed pace, learning about plants and enjoying the forest as we go.

Hiking information:

The trails chosen for these events will be at or under a mile in total distance with little elevation gain. Specifics will be provided in the days prior to the event as stewardship needs are determined by the folks at Tryon.

You should plan to participate in this trail party for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

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:

  • Plenty of water
  • 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)
  • Note: our hard hats are often too large for our younger Trailkeepers. Please bring a bike helmet as an alternative if you have one!
  • Need gear? TKO has clothes, packs, 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. 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 and one another. Not everyone feels safe or welcome in the outdoors and 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, talk with a TKO leader, and/or inform TKO staff via the anonymous 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.


October 27
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free - $20.00


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Tryon Creek State Natural Area
Portland, OR United States
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