Clackamas Mountain at Cougar Creek

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Date(s): 06/07/2022 - 06/14/2022
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Cougar Creek Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: The Okanogan
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 15–17 with guardian consent
  • DifficultyIntermediate to Difficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles to over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Work-based Learning Experience
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (tread repairs, drains, structures)

Project Description

Take in a sweeping view of the Okanogan Highlands from the northern slopes of Clackamas Mountain when you join this PNTA crew for a day of trail maintenance on this little known part of the PNT: Clackamas Mountain TR 312b — Cougar Creek.

Help clear a path thru the PNT by joining this log out party as a “swamper” who follows behind a PNTA sawyer, rolling log rounds and tossing branches off the trail. Crew members also use loppers or handsaws to trim back brush, saplings and branches growing in the corridor, and dirt work tools to spot repair the tread and clear drains along the way. 

On this trip we’ll also rebuild a broken puncheon bridge over a stream.

No trail crew experience necessary: the PNTA provides tools, personal protective equipment, and training. Just bring yourself, your camp gear and daypack, and a thirst for a rewarding work-based learning experience on the trail!

See Resources (below) for Frequently Asked Questions and packing recommendations.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2021
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s): Kassi & Sean
  • Trip Time: up to 8–10 hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 9 miles round trip at maximum range
  • Spots Available: 4 daily
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & onboard by Tue May 24th
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Tonasket Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Location: TBD
    • Default Rendezvous: Kettle Falls
    • PNTA provides roundtrip transportation (between Rendezvous and the worksite) for students participating in the full-duration of the experience.
  • Staging Area: NA
  • Camping: Multi-day participants camp at a nearby developed campground with PNTA crew leaders
  • Directions: See Location for directions


About Group Reservations

This event is currently reserved for students participating in a Work-based Learning Experience.

Priority registration for WBL students closes two weeks prior to the trip start date, after which time— if no students have signed up—  the event may be opened up to the public as a Volunteer Work Party.

Look out below for other opportunities to volunteer at this location.

Reach out to our Project Leaders at if you’d like to reserve a trail work party event for your group.


Register for this Party

Students must sign up for this experience through their school’s Work-based Learning coordinator.  A minimum of three students are required to form a WBL crew.  If possible, please sign up by Tue May 24th.

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Volunteer Resources

Please note, all work party projects are subject to change. Unfortunately, sometimes the weather and other unforeseen circumstances may cause us to cancel or reschedule an event. If we make any changes to an event after you have registered, we will contact you as soon as possible with new information.


  1. Register:  Search for an event on your favorite trail and register for the amount of time you would like to help out.
  2. Get Confirmation:  If you’re a new volunteer at PNTA, we’ll email a Volunteer Enrollment Form so that you can complete your registration.
  3. Join us on the Trail:  After we confirm your registration, a PNTA representative will contact you with more information about the event.