Noisy Creek Trail — After Maintenance

Noisy Creek and Red Bluff Trails

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Date(s): 08/16/2022 - 08/23/2022
All Day

Total: 28 / Remaining: 28

Sullivan Lake Ranger Station


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 15–17 with guardian consent
  • Difficulty: Difficult due to hike length
  • Hike Length: 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

Escape to the lush cedar-hemlock forests of the Selkirk Mountains at Sullivan Lake when you join a PNTA crew maintaining Red Bluff TR 553 and Noisy Creek TR 588.  

On this trip we’ll cross Noisy Creek and maintain the trail from the deeply-shaded creek canyon to the sunny slopes below Hall Mountain. Crew members will 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 Red Bluff trail we’ll hike in 2–3 miles to a seasonally muddy area to construct a turnpike that will keep boots dry and keep surface water running clear.

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): TBD
  • Trip Time: up to 8–10 hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 8 miles round trip at maximum ranges
  • Spots Available: 4 daily
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & onboard by Tue August 2nd
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Sullivan Lake 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 disperse camp with PNTA crew leaders near the trailhead
  • Directions: See Location for directions


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 August 2nd.

Bookings are closed for this event.

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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.