Construction and reconstruction of a historic non-motorized trail.
The original trail was built in the early 1900s, and was utilized in the 1930s by the Civilian Conservation Corps to keep in shape by making the steep climb to the lookout tower, perched atop the mountain until it burned in the 1960s.
The trail passes through the Brewer Spruce Research Natural Area and accesses some of the most unique habitat and vegetation in southwestern Oregon. Trees such as Brewer's spruce, Shasta red fir, Alaskan yellow cedar (the southernmost range), and Port Orford cedar offer opportunities for interpretation along the route.
An additional two to three miles are proposed for reconstruction. The work was accomplished through contract with a local contractor, providing six months of work. $8,000 in RTP funds were used on this project.
With this project, access that was not readily accessible for decades, has been reopened, extending approximately five miles of its original route.
The historic features in the area are also of interest as the public improves their health by hiking this reconstructed trail.
2021: Statewide Fourteeners Maintenance
2021: Neahkahnie Mountain to Manzanita Trail
2020: Cal-Ida connector Trail
2019: Stage Coach Trail Improvements - Vermont
2018: Horseshoe Bend Park Trail Restoration - New Jersey
2017: Alaka'i Swamp Trail - Hawaii
2016: Cochran Mill Park Trail - Georgia
2015: Ice Age Trail - Wisconsin
2014: Anthracite Outdoor Adventure Area - Pennsylvania
2014: Sawyer Trail Project/Russell Sage Wildlife Management Area - Louisiana
2013: Northern Erie Sno-Seekers Trail Grooming - New York
2012: Lombard Trail - Idaho
2011: Musselshell Trail System - Idaho
2010: Rampart Range OHV Development (Phase Three) - Colorado
2009: Kings Campground and Trailhead Project - California
2008: Storms' Crossing - Lewis and Clark Bicentennial Trail - South Dakota
2007: Cary Bayou Trail - Texas
2006: Wyoming State Trail Crew
2004: Teton Wilderness Maintenance and Rehabilitation Projects - Wyoming