Taylor Ridge TR 074 — Crossing Structures & Restoration

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Date(s): 09/09/2023 - 09/10/2023
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Taylor Ridge TR 074 — Tom Creek, eastern terminus


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Project Profile
  • Region: Northeast Washington
  • Experience: No Experience Needed
  • Ages: adults; 16–17 with guardian consent; 10–15 accompanied by guardian
  • DifficultyIntermediate to Difficult (due to elevation gain)
  • Hike Length: 3–6 miles
  • Trip Type: Volunteer Work Party (Sat/Sun), Drop-in Volunteer Party (Tues–Mon)
  • Trip Duration: Day trip(s) or Multi-day
  • Project Type: Construction (puncheon bridge and turnpike), Protection (tread repairs, drains)

Project Description

The Taylor Ridge Trail 074 is a popular mountain bike route in the northeast Kettle Range that offers a long ride the mountains, starting at the PNT. With your help we can restore this trail and make it more inviting to visitors!

Our project site has begun revegetating with grasses and wildflowers since the 2021 Bulldog Fire, and the time has come to rebuild damaged structures and tread. 

Over the weekend, a PNTA Volunteer Work Party will hike up from the bottom Taylor Ridge Trail, and work the trail alongside Tom Creek and Bulldog Mountain. Drop-in volunteers are welcome to join us at weekday Drop-in Volunteer Events starting on Tuesday.

With volunteers’ help we can complete construction on a new puncheon bridge and a turnpike, then turn our attention to repairing the tread and preventing erosion.

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

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

Project Details
  • PNTA Last Worked Here: Aug 22nd
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s): Elizabeth
  • Trip Time: Volunteers: 2–8 hrs daily, + drive time
    • Note: Crew leaders will likely work a full day, but volunteer crew members are always welcome to participate at their own pace for as long as they like.
  • Hike Distance: up to 6–8 miles round trip at maximum range
  • Spots Available: 4 volunteers daily
  • Meals: Included for multi-day participants who register & enroll by Tues Aug 29th
  • Cost: Free
Other Location Info
  • Land Manager: Colville National Forest — Three Rivers District
  • Rendezvous Location: Varies by day
    • Tue Sep 5th, 9:30 a.m. in Kettle Falls, WA
    • Wed–Mon: Taylor Ridge TR 074, Tom Creek TH
  • Staging Area: S Fk Boulder Creek
  • Camping:  Multi-day participants are invited to disperse camp with PNTA crew leaders in the backcountry near the trailhead
  • Directions: See Location for directions

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.

Ticket Type Spaces
09/05, Tue: Taylor Ridge Restoration
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
If you rendezvous in Kettle Falls at 0930 you can follow crew leaders to trailhead.
Seats may also be available in PNTA vehicle for volunteers participating for the full duration of the trip (Tue–Tue).
09/06, Wed: Taylor Ridge Restoration
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Drop-in volunteers welcome!
09/07, Thur: Taylor Ridge Restoration
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
09/08, Fri: Taylor Ridge Restoration
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!
09/09, Sat: Taylor Ridge Restoration
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
09/10, Sun: Taylor Ridge Restoration
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Volunteer Work Party
09/11, Mon: Taylor Ridge Restoration
7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Drop-in volunteers welcome!

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.