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Misery Ridge Trail Party – Central OR

June 15 at 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Help improve the west side of the Misery Ridge trail at Smith Rock State Park!

Crew Leader: Curtis S.

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: 5

Elevation Gain: 900

Hike Intensity: Medium

Work Intensity: Medium

Work Type: Tread improvement

Project Information:

A combination of water damage and heavy traffic has eroded parts of the Misery Ridge Trail. We will move material from the edges and general area to fill in the center of the trail and create drainage features to help prevent further damage.

Hiking information:

To get to the location we will hike to the top of Misery Ridge and slightly down the West side. We will be working near Monkey Face. This is a steep, but not long trail.

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

Event details:

We will meet at the SW corner of the overflow parking lot. This is the large gravel parking lot past the visitor center. Map: 44.368626, -121.134066 Please be there by 8 am. We will hike to the work location down the Canyon trail then up and over Misery Ridge.

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

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)

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.


June 15
8:00 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Smith Rock State Park
Smith Rock State Park
Deschutes County, OR 97760 United States
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