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Date(s): 09/07/2022
12:00 am

Total: 10 / Remaining: 10

Samish Overlook Trailhead


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Project Profile
  • Region: Puget Sound
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults, 16–17 with guardian consent, 10–15 accompanied by a guardian
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Hike Length: 1–4 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Trail Work Party
  • Trip Type: Day Trip
  • Project Type: Brushing and General Maintenance

Project Description

Volunteer with the Pacific Northwest Trail Association as we work to cut back the vegetation that has grown into the Samish Overlook Trail that climbs from Chuckanut Drive to the overlook near Oyster Dome on Blanchard State Forest!

This section of trail gets hundreds of users every week and is especially popular on the weekend. We’ll work mid-week so we can be more productive. At this work party, we’ll focus on keeping the corridor wide enough for groups to pass one another and work to smooth out the walking surface of the trail and minimize any tripping hazards.

The overlook affords spectacular views of the Puget Sound, Skagit Valley and San Juan Islands and is a great reward after a day’s work.

How You Can Help

Volunteers will team up with a PNTA crew leader to clear the trail. We’ll use both hand tools like loppers and weed whips in combination to gas-powered brush cutters for maximum productivity.

Volunteers may also have the chance to use crosscut saws, hand saws and hand tools to clear fallen trees and branches from the PNT.

More Information 

Volunteers are welcome to drive separately and meet us at the Samish Overlook Trailhead parking area. There will also be room for up to 5 participants to carpool to/from the campground with a PNTA crew leader from Sedro-Woolley.

We will all meet at the trailhead at 9:00am, have a quick safety chat and then get to work clearing the trail, working until about 3:00pm.

Volunteers must have a daypack, lunch, water, long pants, long sleeves and boots. Consider bringing a change of clothes if you would like to take a soak in the hot springs to ease your muscles after a day of hard work. Or jump in Baker Lake if it’s a hot one!

This event is great for both seasoned trail stewards and folks with no experience.

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: 2020
  • Project Leader: Evan Watson
  • Trip Timeup to 6 hrs + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 4 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 10
  • Cost: Free
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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.