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Wilson River New Trail Building – PDX

November 17 at 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

We’ll be helping clear brush and/or build new tread on this project to extend the Wilson River Trail.

Crew Leader: Drew S.

Max Size of Crew: 12

Hike Distance: 2.5 miles total

Elevation Gain: Less than 500 feet

Hike Intensity: Moderate

Work Intensity: Moderate

Work Type: Brushing, Duffing, Finishing new trail

Project Information:

This event is generously funded by Athletic Brewing Co.! We’ll be clearing brush (saws, loppers, grubbers), removing organic matter from the trail surface (grubbers, rakes), and possibly shaping the trail surface (grubbers). This is new trail construction, so the ground will be uneven and steep in places and there will be obstacles like logs, roots, and rocks.

Hiking information:

Our access point is not far from the project area, so the round trip hike should be less than 2.5 miles over unfinished trail. The walking surface will be uneven with some obstacles and there are some steep hillsides in sections.

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:

  • Plenty of water
  • Lunch + snacks
  • 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 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 and open-toed shoes will not be allowed for this event.)
  • 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.


November 17
8:30 am - 3:30 pm


Trailkeepers of Oregon


Idiot Creek Loop
Idiot Creek Loop
_, OR 97141 United States
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