Fireweed Along the Kettle Crest Trail

Taylor Ridge TR 074 — Restoration

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Date(s): 09/05/2023 - 09/12/2023
All Day

Total: 4 / Remaining: 4

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: Work-based Learning Experience
    • Or Volunteer Work Party, see below
  • Trip Duration: Multi-day (WBL)
    • Day trip(s) or Multi-day (VWP)
  • Project Type: Construction, Protection (tread repairs, drains, structures)

Project Description

Student volunteers will help restore this great trail for cyclists and hikers alike. Taylor Ridge Trail 074 is a popular mountain bike route that offers a long ride in the Kettle Range starting at the PNT.

The area is regenerating from the 2021 Bulldog Fire and wildflowers and grasses have begun to flourish. With your help, we will rebuild damaged crossing structures and repair tread to restore the lower half of the trail.

Volunteers and PNTA crews will disperse camp near the trailhead, beside South Fork Boulder Creek, and work our way up Taylor Ridge Trail alongside Tom Creek and Bulldog Mountain. Together we’ll complete reconstruction of a puncheon bridge and a turnpike, then focus on repairing the tread.

No trail crew experience necessary to volunteer at this event: 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: NA
  • Project Leader: Kristin Ackerman
  • Trail Crew Leader(s): Miles & Elizabeth
  • Trip Time: 8–10 hrs daily (WBL)
    • 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 8 miles round trip at maximum range
  • Spots Available: 2 students total, or 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: Kettle Falls, WA
  • Staging Area: S Fk Boulder Creek
  • Camping:  Multi-day participants can disperse camp with PNTA crew leaders near the trailhead 
  • Directions: See Location for directions

About Work-based Learning Experiences

This event is reserved for students participating in a Work-based Learning Experience. Students must contact their school WBL program administrator to join this trip.

Registration for WBL students closes two weeks prior to the trip start date.  If no students sign up, then this event opens to the public as a Volunteer Work Party

Volunteers can register below to be on the work party wait list.  Also, look out below for other opportunities to volunteer at this location.

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
VWP Wait List, 9/5–9/12: Taylor Ridge Crossing Structures
Volunteer Work Party — Wait List
Please indicate in the comments which day(s) you'd like to join this party.

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.