We have one or two trail maintenance events (aka "work parties")
a month to keep the trail clear and safe and protect the surrounding environment.
The more rigorous work parties involving digging and reshaping the trail to promote good drainage or reroute trail sections for safety and environmental protection, are held in collaboration with the Washington Trails Association (WTA).
Work parties to cut back vegetation, pull invasive weeds, rake and clean up debris, and clean up graffiti are organized and led by Cape Horn Conservancy.
Both WTA and CHC led work parties will be posted on our signups page along with instructions for signing up.
Please plan to dress for whatever the weather may bring.
Wearing layers is a good idea, since the conditions tend to
change throughout the course of the day. Long pants and
hiking or work boots (preferably the kind that cover your
ankles) are a necessity. Bring work gloves, a lunch and plenty
of drinking water.
Work parties typically meet in the mornings at one of the Cape Horn Trail parking areas, and last for a full or half day, depending on the nature of the work party.
To see the current schedule, available spots, and sign up for a work party click on the button below.
Since we work as a group and need to account for everyone's safety, we ask that you try to avoid the need to leave early or come late. Details about what we'll be working on, and where we'll be meeting are sent out to you via email a week or two before an event.
Email any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
View the slideshows below to learn more about our volunteers and how they make the Cape Horn Trail a great place to hike.
Trail Maintenance - Before and After