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Smith Rock SP Spring Thing – Central Oregon

April 29 at 8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Multi-group event at Smith Rock State Park.

Crew Leader: Multiple (TKO, Curtis Smith)

Max Size of Crew: 20

Hike Distance: 4 miles

Elevation Gain: 800 ft

Hike Difficulty: Moderate

Work Difficulty: Easy to Moderate

Work Type: Tread or rock work depending on crew

Project Information:

Every spring groups get together to build and maintain trails at Smith Rock State Park. This is the annual Spring Thing. This TKO event is part of the main event at

https://smithrock.com/annual-smith-rock-spring-thing .

You can signup here or on the Spring Thing site.

There will be multiple crews with a variety of projects ranging from basic trail maintenance, to step building.

Hiking information:

There will be a variety of projects but all will be in the main park area. Most will be near river level, the most difficult will be hiking up Misery Ridge trail (about 800 ft climb.)

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.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Plenty of water (there is no potable water on the trail)
  • 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 as needed


Map location of park:


44.367612, -121.138988

We will be meeting next to the visitor center yurt at 8 am Saturday. Please sign up at the link above to be assigned a project/crew before the event.

Make your volunteer experience go the extra mile this month by joining our Spring 2023 Trailkeeper Challenge! Become a Trail Champion by hiking, volunteering, or spending time outside and earn awesome prizes from our partners at Arcteryx, REI, and Trail Butter!

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.

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.


Smith Rock State Park
Smith Rock State Park
Terrebonne, OR 97760 United States
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