We will be using the loppers and hand saws for a trail brushing day at Cape Sebastian Trail. This trail is thick and has poison oak mixed so please be advised. We will be removing some larger logs and blow-down.
Cape Sebastian Trail is a 2.7 mile out and back trail located near Gold Beach, Oregon that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching.
**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 expect:
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:
What to wear:
Cape Sebastian trailhead is located roughly 6 miles south of Gold Beach off highway 101 on Cape View Loop road. The turn is identified by a state park’s sign.
To get there from the north, drive south from Gold Beach and look for the giant mountain at the south end of town. Head down the 101 for about 6 miles. Take a right on Cape View Loop road. Head up the hill and veer left at the fork at its top. You will see a parking lot with a beautiful ocean vista. This is the start of the trail, and it is where we will meet.
To get there from the south, head north from Brookings for about 20 miles. After passing through Pistol River, you will start to head up the Cape. Take a left on Cape View Loop road. Head up the hill and veer left at the fork at its top. You will see a parking lot with a beautiful ocean vista. This is the start of the trail, and it is where we will meet.
Google maps also has the correct trail identified as “Cape Sebastian trail” if you are in doubt.
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 & express gratitude to the descendants of these tribes for being the original stewards of this land.
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 & welcome in the outdoors due to racism, bias & hate. We commit to being part of the solution to change that. Conduct, speech, or expressions that target individuals or groups 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, or socioeconomic status.
PERSONAL SAFETY: Your physical & emotional safety is our number one priority. If a person’s actions or comments make you feel uncomfortable/unsafe – interrupt directly, tell a crew leader &/or complete the post-event survey.