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Trail Ambassador Intro Hike – Central Coast

July 6 at 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Free
See what TKO Trail Ambassadors are all about! This event is open to existing Ambassadors and anyone interested in the program.

Hike Leaders: Noelle W.

Hike Distance: 3 miles

Elevation Gain: 300 feet

Hike Intensity: Low to Moderate

Site Overview:

Sweet Creek Falls Trail Complex is located near Mapleton on Hwy 126 inland of the Oregon Coast. Four tiered-plunges ranging from 10 to 30 feet cascade for a total of 70 feet creating a multiple waterfall effect. Many other smaller falls grace the hike in.

Hiking information:

We will be hiking the Sweet Creek Trail, starting at the Sweet Creek Trail parking lot. This trail is a 3 mile route with about 300 feet in elevation gain. The first part of this hike is generally considered low intensity. Click here for more information on the trail, including a map.

What to expect:

We will be meeting at the trailhead in the morning to do introductions, chat Trail Ambassadors, and set up the table station before heading out on the hike to learn about the area we are serving. This site is managed by Siuslaw National Forest and we ask that you follow all posted signage and regulations.

You should expect to participate in this hike for its entirety. For safety reasons, please do not arrive late or expect to be able to leave early.

What to bring:

  • Plenty of water
  • Lunch + snacks
  • Any medications or emergency supplies you may need
  • Sunscreen + insect repellent
  • A pack to bring all of this with you on trail
  • Need gear? TKO has clothes, boots, camping gear, and more available for loan. Reach out to volunteers@trailkeepersoforegon.org to let us know how we can help!

What to wear:

  • Comfortable shoes for hiking
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather

Instructions:

Detailed event information, including exact meeting location and driving directions, will be shared to registered participants in the days prior to the event.

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. We are the most recent in a long line of stewards to this land, and it is our responsibility to do so with humility and respect. We are grateful to these tribes and their descendants for being the original and continuing stewards of these spaces, and encourage everyone to go beyond a land ackowledgment by supporting Indigenous communities and organizations in your area.

ACCOMMODATION REQUESTS: TKO seeks to make our events inclusive of people of all backgrounds and abilities. If you would like to discuss potential accommodations to allow for your participation in this event, please click here to complete a short Google survey. TKO staff will then contact you to discuss options. Please note: available accommodations will vary by event and typically need to be requested a minimum of two weeks in advance. If you have any questions, please contact TKO Stewardship Manager Lindsay McIntosh-Tolle at lindsay.mcintosh@trailkeepersoforegon.org.

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 like 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.

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.

While TKO no longer requires masking/vaccination for our events, we do support those who choose to mask for their own safety. We ask participants to respect the health of folks who wear masks by distancing or wearing a mask while in close proximity.

Details

Date:
July 6
Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/trail-ambassador-intro-hike-central-coast-registration-921016905357

Organizer

Trailkeepers of Oregon
Email
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Venue

Sweet Creek Falls Trailhead
Sweet Creek Road
Mapleton, OR 97453 United States
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