Whistler Canyon Trail

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Date(s): 09/01/2022 - 09/04/2022
All Day

Total: 40 / Remaining: 40

Whistler Canyon Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: The Okanogan
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent
  • DifficultyDifficult (due to hike length)
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles to over 6 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Work Party
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Construction, Protection (tread repairs, drains, structures)

Project Description

Spend a golden summer day overlooking the Okanogan Valley and North Cascades with a PNTA crew maintaining the PNT on Whistler Canyon Trail.

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. 

We’ll also correct and prevent erosion on the PNT by repairing and maintaining the surface of the trail and its drains, and building a puncheon bridge over an area that floods in the spring— in the vicinity of Black Diamond Loop trail, approx. 3.5 miles up from the Whistler Canyon Trailhead.

The crew leaders may opt to disperse camp along the trail near the worksites, and crew members would be welcome to join them. TBD.

If you’re not available to serve on a crew, but you’re up for a solid day hike or ride, you can still make a difference by helping a crew carry gear and supplies to their spike camp.  See “Other Ways to Volunteer”, below.

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

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

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: NA
  • Project Leader:  Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s): TBD
  • Trip Time: up to 6+ hrs daily, + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 7–12 miles round trip at maximum range(s)
  • Spots Available: 4 daily
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by 12:00 Friday, August 26th
  • Cost: Free
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Other Ways to Volunteer

Pack support volunteers— people and/or stock animals—are welcome! These volunteers will help move tools and supplies in and out of our backcountry “spike camp,” so the crew can direct more of their energy towards trail work.

About Trip Duration

Volunteer crew members are free to participate for as long as they like.  For example, you can join the crew as day-trip participant, or make this a multi-day adventure.

Meals are available for multi-day participants who register early enough for us to include them in meal plans.  (See Meals deadline in Project Details, above.)

Want to dig deeper and play longer? Crew leaders work at this location for several days, and transportation between a rendezvous location in Kettle Falls and the project location may be available for crew members who opt to stick around for maximum trip duration.


Register for this Party

Note: If you’ve already booked a spot on this trip and you’d like to book additional spots for other members of your group, or view the booking options again, then log out of your pnt.org account (if applicable) and reload this page.

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.