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Volunteer Adventure: Sunset Bay

May 30 at 3:00 pm - June 2 at 4:00 pm

Join TKO for a multi-day camping experience complete with free camping, trail work, a paid kayak adventure, and a free guided nature hike!

Crew Leader: Trevor B.

Max Size of Crew: 10

Hike Distance: < 2 miles each day

Elevation Gain: Not Much

Hike Intensity: Low

Work Intensity: Low

Work Type: Brushing

Please select your ticket type when registering for this event.

Note about ticket types:

The “Free RSPV” includes free camping, and the Guided Nature Hike on Saturday.

To add the Kayak Tour, please register for “RSVP with Kayak Tour “option. The cost per person is $99. Sponsership options are available for TKO volunteers who find the cost a barrier. Email for details on sponsership.

TKO is happy to continue its Volunteer Adventures Series with the Sunset Bay Volunteer Adventure!

For this adventure participants will be camping at Sunset Bay State Park at a private group site next to the ocean.

Both trail days will occur along the trails in Sunset Bay State Park. The adventure day will consist of a Kayak Tour at nearby South Slough Estuary and a guided nature hike at Sunset Bay facilitated by a State Park Ranger.

Here is the Itinerary:

Thursday, May 30th

3 PM check-in at campground

Friday, May 31st

10 AM – 4 PM Trail Party at Pack Trail

Saturday, June 1st

8:30 AM – 11 AM Kayak Tour With South Coast Tours (Paid)

1 PM – 4 PM Nature Hike Guided by a State Park Ranger (Free)

Sunday, June 2nd

10 AM – 4 PM Trail Party at Sunset Bay – Cape Arago Trail

Project Information:

The trails around Sunset Bay are full of brushy overgrowth this time of year. We will be removing it with hand and power tools.

Hiking information:

The Sunset Bay to Cape Arago trail is a beautiful oceanfront trail that winds its way along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific. It is roughly 4.5 miles long, but mostly flat uneven ground.

The Pack Trail is a relatively rugged trail with some elevation gain. It is about a mile hike into the worksite.

What to bring:

  • Vehicle to shuttle you to trailheads (or arrange carpool in advance)
  • All necessary camping gear
  • Appropriate weather and rain gear
  • Plenty of water
  • Snacks
  • All the food and supplies you need for the weekend
  • Gloves if you have them (loaner gloves available)
  • 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 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. Open-toed shoes will 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

Event details:

Detailed instructions, including directions to the work location, will be provided in pre-event emails sent 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 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

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.


May 30 at 3:00 pm
June 2 at 4:00 pm


Norton Gulch
Norton Gulch Group Site, Sunset Bay State Park
Charleston, Oregon, OR 97420 United States
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