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Nesmith Point Trail Party

June 14, 2022 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Continue repairing fire damage to prepare for reopening the Nesmith Point Trail #428

Crew Leader: Peter Reagan

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: up to 5 miles

Elevation Gain: up to 2800 feet

Hike Difficulty:Hard

Work Difficulty: Moderate

Work Type: Brushing,Rock work, Tread shaping

Project Information:

Nesmith Point Trail #428 is a scenic and athletic trail that has been closed since the 2017 Eagle Creek Fire. We have already accomplished a lot on this trail mainly during fall 2021.We will be repairing landslides and continuing to repair the tread, clear brush, build rock retaining walls. The work is varied and the view outstanding.

We are gradually approaching completion of work on this trail. If we have successfully finished it last week, we will redirect this project to a very similar trail in the same area, similar challenging hike and wilderness setting.

Hiking information:

This hike is steep and strenuous but very scenic and rewarding, on an old favorite still closed trail

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.

COVID-19 Information:

**You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event, provide proof of vaccination or recent negative COVID-19 test result, and perform a self-assessment health screening within the 24 hours preceding the event.** The crew leader for this event will verify that you have completed these requirements at the trailhead safety talk before the trail party begins. The registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)

What to wear:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


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 descendents for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces.

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 that include 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.


June 14, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


John B. Yeon Trailhead
Historic Columbia River Highway State Trail
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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