We will hike the Natural Bridges and Thunder Rock Cove Loop trails. Both are relatively low intensity with some brief steep sections.
These trails are south coast gems with numerous scenic overlooks. This hike will give us a chance to assess the trailhead as well as gather first hand experience of the hike and surrounding lands to pass along to trail users.
What to expect:
We will meet at Natural Bridges, go over Trail Ambassador materials and setup, then do the hike around the trail systems there. This land is managed by Oregon State Parks and we ask that you respect all posted signage and stay on the trail. Please dress for the weather and bring plenty of food and water.
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.
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Directions will be provided via email 48 hours prior to the event.
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 throughout history. 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.