Grand Canyon of the Sanpoil

Tenmile Trail and Swan Lake

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Date(s): 09/15/2022 - 09/18/2022
All Day

Total: 16 / Remaining: 16

Tenmile Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington, The Okanogan
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent; 10–15 accompanied by guardian
  • DifficultyIntermediate
  • Hike Length: 0–3 miles to 3–6 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Work Party
  • Trip Duration: Day Trip(s), Multi-day
  • Project Type: Log Out, Brush Out, Tread Work, Protection (tread repairs, drains)

Project Description

Soak in the late-summer sun as you ascend from the San Poil River valley with a PNTA crew maintaining the PNT on Tenmile TR 025.

We’ll use loppers and handsaws to trim back brush, saplings and branches growing in the trail, and dirt work tools to spot repair the tread and clear drains along the way. 

If we get the green light in time, we may spend a day of this trip constructing 300–400 feet of new trail nearby at Swan Lake, to connect the dots on the PNT between Swan Loop TR 5300-071, and Swan Butte Cutoff TR 5314-640

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 5 miles round trip at maximum range
  • Spots Available: 4 daily
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by 12:00 p.m. Friday, September 9th
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Republic Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Location: Tenmile Trailhead at Hwy 21
  • Staging Area: NA
  • Camping: Multi-day participants may car camp at a semi-developed campground with PNTA crew leaders
  • Directions: See Location for directions


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 a full week, 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 account (if applicable) and reload this page.

Ticket Type Spaces
09/15 – 09/18, Thr–Sun: Tenmile TR 025
Catch a ride with the PNTA and join the crew for the maximum duration of this hitch; we'll pick you up from a rendezvous location on Thursday morning, and return you to that location Sunday evening.
09/15, Thr: Tenmile TR 025
12:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteer Work Party
09/16, Fri: Tenmile TR 025
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteer Work Party
09/17, Sat: Swan Butte Cutoff TR 5314-640
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Volunteer Work Party
at Swan Lake, new trail construction
9/18, Sun: Tenmile TR 025
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Volunteer Work Party

All Events at Tenmile Trailhead

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.