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Ruckel Creek scout trip

November 1, 2022 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join TKO as we scout the bottom of the Ruckel Creek Trail, closed since the Eagle Creek Fire of 2017.

Crew Leader: Peter Reagan

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: 3 miles?

Elevation Gain: (in ft) 1000

Hike Difficulty: Difficult

Work Difficulty: Difficult

Work Type: Initial brush and debris removal

Project Information:

We’ll be clearing debris and finding the track of the Ruckel Creek Trail, closed since the 2017 Eagle Creek Wildfire.

Hiking information:

We will be meeting in the main parking area just beyond the Fish Hatchery at Eagle Creek. We will drive a short distance uphill into the Eagle Creek Campground. Our hike starts there and runs east about 1/2 mile to the gated Ruckel Creek Trail intersection. From there we will procede uphill for as far as practical, clearing the trail along the way. The Forest Service may have begun work on this trail, at this point I’m not sure where the heavy scouting work will begin, but we will find it!

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.


November 1, 2022
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Eagle Creek main parking lot just beyond the hatchery.
Northeast Eagle Creek Loop
Cascade Locks, OR 97014 United States
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