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Trail Ambassador Training Hike – Short Sand

April 30, 2022 at 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Join your fellow Ambassadors on an excursion and get to know the trails we serve.

Hike Leader: Natalie F./Emily A.

Hike Distance: <2 miles total

Elevation Gain: 110 ft

Hike Difficulty: Easy

Trail Overview:

(From stateparks.orgeon.gov) This is one of the best preserved coastal rainforests in Oregon. Low-growing ferns, salal and salmonberry are shaded by massive western red cedar, western hemlock and Sitka Spruce trees that form the basis of the temperate coastal rainforest ecosystem of the Northwest.

What to expect:

We will go over ambassador station set-up and visitor engagement. We will also do a hike so that everybody is familiar with the trail system in this park.

You will be asked to electronically sign the e-waiver for this event and perform a self-health screening within the 24 hours proceeding the event. Your pre-event emails will contain further details and links for both of these requirements.

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.


Click here for Google Map directions to the trailhead.

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 registration confirmation and pre-event emails will contain further details and links.

What to bring:

  • Lunch
  • Water
  • Snacks

What to wear:

  • Comfortable shoes for hiking
  • Layers including rain gear as appropriate

Directions: Will be provided to registrants 48 hours prior to the event.

COVID-19 Procedures **Please follow all civil authority restrictions for your community. **

In accordance with civil authority restrictions and land manager requirements for safety considerations, the following policies are currently in place:

• All volunteers will watch in the TKO COVID-19 Safety Lab, a broad safety orientation of TKO Safety Policy & Procedures for a COVID-19 Environment. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

• All volunteers will read and sign the TKO Volunteer Waiver updated for COVID-19 for release and indemnity of TKO and the land manager partner. Link will be provided in your registration confirmation.

For a complete list of Covid specific safety measures, see our safety manual, available here.

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.


April 30, 2022
9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Oswald West State Park
Cape Falcon Trailhead
Arch Cape, OR 97102 United States
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