Punchbowl Falls Trail Building

Next Trail Building Work Party Saturday June 24 9 am to 3 pm at Punchbowl Falls County Park

What can a few hardy volunteers and a truckload of tools accomplish on a rainy Saturday? A brand-new viewpoint trail to an overlook of beautiful Dead Point Falls, located at the new Punchbowl Falls Park, near Hood River! The trail shown in red on the map at the bottom of this post is now open for anyone to use with trail signage and a few other improvements still to come.

Next step? The Dogwood Trail, which is planned for completion this summer, in time for the striking fall colors in the area. Come out and help our friends from Trailkeepers of Oregon build this beautiful trail on June 24th from 9 am to 3 pm.  All equipment and training is provided — no particular skills are required, either. If you’ve worked in your yard or garden with hand tools, then you’ll do just fine building trail! Volunteers simply meet up at the project trailhead. Sign up for events on the TKO website http://www.trailkeepersoforegon.org/events/ so that we can ensure plenty of tools are available.

Pack a lunch and water, wear long pants and long sleeves and bring a pair of work gloves — and be prepared to get a little dirty. You’ll meet some great folks and come away with a really good feeling of helping bring this new park to life.