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Vista Ridge Trail 3-day Crosscut Logout BCST

July 27 at 8:30 am - July 29 at 4:00 pm

Join TKO as we saw out seasonal blowdown on Vista Ridge Trail on Mt. Hood! **THIS IS A SELF-SUPPORTED TRIP**

Crew Leader: Josh Durham

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 6 miles RT

Elevation Gain: 1400 ft

Hike Intensity: Medium

Work Intensity: Medium

Work Type: Crosscut Logout and Drainage

Project Information:

This is a TKO BCST (Backcountry Service Trip). These are self-supported adventures, meaning you’ll need to provide your own food and backpacking equipment. We’ll be camping in wilderness and adhering to all Leave No Trace procedures.

Hiking information:

We will meet at the Vista Ridge TH. Parking is limited so we will be encouraging carpooling if you’re comfortable with it. We will hike up, cutting as we go. We will camp in the Wy’east Basin area, and continue to cut out the Vista Ridge trail on the second day. On the third day, the goal will be to make it down to the junction with Old Vista, and join a larger single day crew celebrating TKO’s yearly anniversary on Owl Point.

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.

What to bring:

  • Food for 3 days
  • Water filtration
  • Backpacking Equipment
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • 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:

  • Boots (Please wear something sturdy that will protect your toes from sharp tools. Tennis shoes are not recommended and may not be allowed.)
  • Work gloves (loaner gloves available)
  • Long sleeved shirts and pants.
  • Rain gear, insulating layers, sun protection, etc. as appropriate for the weather
  • TKO will supply hard hats and safety glasses


Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event

LAND ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: TKO recognizes that the trails we work on travel through the traditional lands of many Indigenous tribes and communities. In every corner of what we now call Oregon, these people were forced to cede their land, their home, to the US government. 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.

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, 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.

While TKO no longer requires masking/vaccination for its events, we do support those who feel masking is necessary 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.


July 27 at 8:30 am
July 29 at 4:00 pm


Vista Ridge Trailhead
Vista Ridge Trailhead #626
Mt Hood, OR 97041 United States
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