Harry Osborne Work Party

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Date(s): 08/27/2022
9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Total: 20 / Remaining: 19

Les Hilde 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: Moderate
  • Hike Length: 1 mile
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Trail Work Party
  • Trip Type: Day Trip
  • Project Type: Trail Structure Construction

Project Description

Volunteer to help PNTA build a turnpike in the Harry Osborne State Forest in the foothills of the Cascades.

What is a turnpike? A turnpike is a trail structure built with rock and wood designed to lift the trail out of a trenched or muddy area. This project will involve use of wood working tools, wheelbarrows, and other hand tools. Learn more about turnpikes and other trail structures here.

Whether you’re new to trail work, or a seasoned professional, working with a team to build a structure like this can be fun and rewarding. Hikers and equestrians will enjoy the fruits of your labor for seasons to come!

Participants will meet at 9:00am at the Les Hilde Trailhead in the Harry Osborne State Forest about 10 miles east of Sedro-Woolley. Be advised that a WA State Discover Pass is required. From the trailhead we will drive a short distance to the worksite where we will have a quick safety chat and then get to work, wrapping up about 3:00pm.

Volunteers must have a daypack, lunch, water, long pants, long sleeves and boots.


In June, a PNTA Performance Crew built one 20-foot long turnpike using materials harvested on site, and gravel provided by Washington DNR. With your help, we’ll start work on another turnpike on the Heritage Hill Trail that will protect natural resources and make the trail more inviting for years to come!


Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: June, 2022
  • Project Leader: Evan Watson
  • Trip Timeup to 6 hrs + drive time
  • Hike Distance: up to 1 miles round trip
  • Spots Available: 20
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Washington State DNR – Harry Osborn State Forest
  • Rendezvous Point: Les Hilde Trailhead
  • Camping: Camping is not included with this event but is available at the Harry Osborn State Forest
  • Directions: See Location for directions


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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.