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Harris Ranch 3-day BCST – Central Coast

July 19 at 9:00 am - July 21 at 3:30 pm

Join TKO as we repair the surface of the trail and do some seasonal brushing (clearing the trail corridor) on this wilderness trail.

Crew Leader: Noelle W.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 6 miles round trip

Elevation Gain: 1200 feet

Hike Intensity: Moderate/High

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type: Tread repair and seasonal brushing

Project Information:

This is a TKO BCST (Backcountry Service Trip). These are self-supported adventures, meaning you’ll need to provide your own food and backpacking equipment. **Please consider your fitness level before signing up! Overnight volunteers will need to carry all their backpacking gear plus tools.** We’ll be camping in wilderness and adhering to all Leave No Trace principles. Please contact for any questions.

We will be repairing tread work along the Harris Ranch Trail along with clearing back some seasonal brush.

Hiking information:

We will be hiking from the Harris RanchTrailhead. We will establish a base camp at the bottom of the trail and this is where we will camp for the 2 nights. This means that you may want to bring a smaller day park to use when we go back up the trail to do work.

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 AND filtration
  • Food for 3 days – 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts, plus snacks
  • Work gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • Any medications or emergency supplies you may need
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • All neccessary gear for an overnight camp
  • 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.


July 19 at 9:00 am
July 21 at 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Harris Ranch Trailhead
National Forest Development Road 346
Tidewater, OR 97390 United States
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