Ntl Trails Day on the PNT

Swift Creek Trail on National Trails Day

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Date(s): 06/04/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Total: 20 / Remaining: 5

Swift Creek Trailhead


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Project Profile

  • Region: North Cascades
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent; 10–15 accompanied by a guardian
  • Difficulty: Intermediate
  • Hike Length: 1–5 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Trail Work Party
  • Trip Type: Day Trip
  • Project Type: Trail Maintenance

Project Description

Join the PNTA and thousands of other volunteers across the country in a national day of service for hometown trails and the people who love them.

This National Trails Day we’ll be working on the Swift Creek Trail. With your help, we can ensure that this essential pathway through the North Cascades remains open for backpackers traveling across the Mt Baker Wilderness, and from Crown-to-Coast. The Swift Creek Trail provides a critical route for Pacific Northwest Trail thru-hikers.

Wilderness regulations will apply at this event. We’ll be using crosscut and hand saws to clear the logs and tackling some basic tread and drainage work with pulaskis, McLeods, picks and shovels.

We will meet at the Swift Creek Trailhead (at Baker Hot Springs) at 9:00am, have a quick safety chat and then get to work improving the trail, working until mid-afternoon.

This event is great for both seasoned trail stewards and folks with minimal experience!

Special PNT Documentary Screening

Volunteers and welcome to stick around after the project to enjoy the Mountain Film Festival in Concrete —including a screening of the new PNT documentary, THRU with a presentation by PNTA staff!

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2021
  • Project Leader: Sterling Collins-Hill
  • Trip Timeup to 6 hrs + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 5 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 20
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Mt. Baker-Snoqulamie National Forest — Mt. Baker Ranger District
  • Rendezvous Point: Swift Creek Trailhead
  • Staging Area: N/A
  • Camping: Camping is not included with this event but may be available at campgrounds nearby
  • Directions: See Location for directions


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.