Day Hike - Church Creek Trail

Church Creek Trail

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Backcountry Trail maintenance at Olympic National Forest - Church Creek Trail -- Forest Service Trail #871. This is a beautiful trail that needs attention before it reverts to forest land. Work will include trail clearing, removing fallen trees, brushing and some tread repair to areas damaged by erosion. This trail provides an interesting diversity of terrain including an old growth forest with huge trees, a surprise overlook of an interesting gorge, waterfalls, lakes and who knows what else. The Olympia Branch adopted the trail in 2005 and began a multi-year project to help restore this beautiful, short connector trail. The trail connects the Skokomish watershed with the Wynoochee watershed, so it involves climbing to the drainage divide (1400 ft gain). Backcountry trail maintenance requires your 10 essentials, water, lunch, work boots (hiking boots are great) and work gloves (leather or other durable material). Meet at Mud Bay Park & Ride off State Route 101 at 7:45 a.m. Carpool to Church Creek. The Branch can supply several hand tools for brushing and tread repair. To help, you can bring your tools for working in and on the trail surface. Return around 5:30 p.m. Contact: Jim French e-mail:
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