Join TKO for a Trail Party adventure at the Horse Creek North Trail in the Drift Creek Wilderness area of the Siuslaw National Forest!
We will focus on cutting brush to clear the trail corridor and sawing downed logs to get the trail back into shape. This is day 1 of an optional 2 day trail party!
The trail is an out and back that is 5 miles one way and 10 miles round trip. The trail starts at the top of a hill and you hike down into a canyon with a gradual decline of about 600 feet in elevation.
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.
We realize this location can be far away for folks to drive to so to make it worth your time volunteers are also invited to dry camp at the Horse Creek North trailhead either before, during, or after the event.
This is a dry camping area meaning there is no running water, flush toilets or any other amenities. There is a vault toilet at the trailhead.
*NOTE: Volunteers who choose to camp should be prepared to be entirely self-sufficient. Volunteers are expected to abide by all Forest Service rules during off-hours and will be responsible for their own safety, comfort, and well-being.
Volunteers are expected to come equipped with everything they need to be successful for a night of camping.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.