Wilhoit Springs is a small Clackamas County Park near Molalla, with a natural mineral spring and a very interesting history. The park has a meadow that is very popular with bird watchers. The main project will be to construct a short (1/4 mile) trail in a stand of woods behind the meadow. This will give visitors a walking space while keeping the meadow preserved as wetland. There will be viewing areas for bird watchers.
We will also be removing sod and improving existing user trails in another nearby area of the park, near the mineral springs.
All of these trails will be covered with chip material.
Hiking distance is negligible.
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.
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Directions will be supplied to registrants via email 48 hours before event
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