We will be doing some seasonal maintenance on the Neahkahnie Gap Trail on the Neahkahnie Headwaters Reserve. Lot’s of brushing of elderberries and salmonberries at the beginning of the trail, transitioning into some tread work to help get the mud and water off the trail.
Plan to meet at the Stewardship Parking Lot off of highway 101. There is a steep gravel road that will end quickly in a parking area at the top. We will hike up the gap trail towards Neahkahnie Mt South Trailhead. There is work to do almost immediately out of the parking lot, and we will likely work our way up the trail over the course of the day, meaning our longest hike will be on the way back to the Trailhead.
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.
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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. 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 from 1853 – 1871. 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.
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