Steelhead falls is a heavily used trail to one of the more popular swimming holes in Central Oregon. There are also heavy used areas past the falls. This has led to issues with user trail erosion in the area’s soft soil. We will be reinforcing spots where the main trail is breaking down and removing slough where the sand has slid down onto the trail.
Work will start at the trailhead and work towards and around the falls. There is some elevation change but the trail is wide with rock steps.
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.
We will meet at the Steelhead Falls Parking lot at 8:30 am. Please be on time as we will start at 8:30.
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Head about 5 miles North of Redmond Oregon on Hwy 97. Just past Terrebonne turn West on Lower Bridge Road. Follow signs to Crooked River Ranch, including turning on NW 43rd to enter the ranch. After about 3 miles on 43rd there is a sign for Steelhead Falls. Follow the signs to the trailhead.
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.