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North Fork Silver Creek Trail

July 13 @ 7:30 am - July 14 @ 4:00 pm PDT


Trail:  North Fork Silver Creek Trail 119

Location:  Colville National Forest – Three Rivers Ranger District
Difficulty:  Difficult
Length:  8 hours/ day
Spots Available:  2-3 Per Trip
July, 13 and 14
No prior experience is required for this project.



Volunteers will assist sawyers with PNTA and the Back Country Horsemen of Washington with logout (sawing and removing down trees) along the PNT and its alternate, feeder and neighboring trails in the Sullivan Lake Ranger District of the Colville National Forest.   

Assisting with logout may involve:

  • Helping to carry tools and equipment to the worksite
  • “Swamping”– toss/disperse the limbs and log sections cut by the sawyers*
  • In Wilderness: Pull a two-person crosscut saw with a certified sawyer
  • Maintain corridor width — use a handsaw to thin saplings and prune limbs
  • Maintain/repair tread surface and its drainage features

* Note: Only certified sawyers with PNTA and BCHW are permitted to operate chainsaws in service to our National Forest.

The project is rated intermediate to difficult due to more strenuous hiking involved. Trails in this area can be challenging with moderate and steep grades.

These trails make up routes along the Pacific Northwest Trail corridor that is most often used by thru-hikers to travel between Metaline Falls and Upper Priest Lake in Section 3. PNTA crews and volunteers did work to restore area trails in the 2018 season.



  • Project Leader:  Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader/s: Kristin Ackerman
  • Rendezvous: 7:30 a.m. daily, at campground– end of Silver Creek Rd, Leadpoint, WA
  • Hike Length: 8-14 miles a day
  • Trip Length: 1-2 days
  • Camping: Not included, but plenty of camping options are available on the National Forest
  • PNTA Last Worked Here:  2018





  • No prior trail stewardship experience required.
  • Bring 3-4 liters water, snacks and a sack lunch. 
  • Wear closed-toe shoes, and layered clothing: long pants, and long sleeve shirts.
  • The PNTA will provide tools and PPE — safety glasses, hard hats, gloves, ear plugs (if applicable)



Please register at least two business days (M-F) before the event date.

  1. Fill out a Volunteer Trail Steward Application. (If you have already submitted an application, proceed to step 2)
  2. Fill out a Volunteer Work Party Agreement, and be sure to tell us which event/s you are interested in.
  3. For participants younger than age-18, please complete a Guardian Release form.
  4. A PNTA representative will contact you to confirm your registration for a work party.
  5. The project leader will email you a Project Fact Sheet with more information and any updates.


July 13 @ 7:30 am
July 14 @ 4:00 pm
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Pacific Northwest Trail Association
Back Country Horsemen of Washington


Three Rivers Ranger District, Colville National Forest
255 W 11th Ave
Kettle Falls, WA 99141 United States
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