Church Creek–Satsop Lakes


Stewardship - Church Creek–Satsop Lakes

National Trails Day - Trail maintenance on a beautiful and challenging trail. Join the Olympia Mountaineers on the first Saturday of June (NTD) for one of many trips to help maintain and restore this wonderful trail, our adopted trail.

  • Moderate/Strenuous
  • Moderate
  • Mileage: 3.0 mi
  • Elevation Gain: 1,000 ft
  • High Point Elevation: 2,300 ft

Meet at the Olympic National Forest Office located at 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW - ¼ mile West of State Route 101 at 7:45 a.m. Carpool to Church Creek. If the snow level is low enough to cover this trail, we will relocate to an alternate trail based on Forest Service guidance.

The Olympia Mountaineers offers you and your friends a chance to give back to the wonderful trail system we all enjoy in the Pacific Northwest. The US Forest Service has requested our help to re-open and maintain the Church Creek Trail located in the southern part of Olympic National Forest (about 50 miles from Olympia). The June 2nd   trail maintenance will consist of Crosscut Saw work to clear passage through large downed trees, brushing to cut back vegetation from encroaching on the trail pathway and tread repair to restore trail from winter drainage problems. Try your hand at any or all. Build new skills, enjoy a fun day of service and gain a sense of accomplishment having done a good deed for other hikers.   For details contact Jim French  -


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Church Creek–Satsop Lakes

Required Equipment

Required Equipment

The Ten Essentials, day pack with lunch and water.  Dress for the weather as forecast, but plan on a change in weather as well. 

Those interested in using the Crosscut Saw will need to be wearing ling sleeves and long pants

Tools, hard hats work gloves and eye protection are provided.

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