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Trail Repair at Portola Redwoods State Park

We successfully repaired numerous segments of Coyote Ridge and Upper Coyote Ridge, Summit and Slate Creek Trails on our first two Portola trail day of the year. We plan to repair more sections of Slate Creek Trail in November. Near Slate Creek Trail Camp, a winter seep causes a section of the trail to be virtually unpassable; we plan to construct a puncheon (raised walkway) to allow hikers to cross and to reduce erosion. The trail has also been damaged by pigs, especially near the Slate Creek Trail Camp. We will restore the trails to full width, remove debris, and improve drainage in numerous spots to prevent further erosion. The trails are in a beautiful location in the redwoods.
     A Project Information Sheet for this event is available. For more information about Portola Redwoods State Park, see the California State Parks website or the Virtual Parks page (includes park map and additional links).

Directions: From the Page Mill/Skyline Blvd/Alpine intersection, take Alpine Road southwest for 3.1 miles to the left turnoff onto Portola State Park Rd. Continue 3.4 miles to park office in the visitor center, and then continue on main park road. We'll meet at the parking for the amphitheater (opposite the group picnic area). Allow 20 minutes travel time from Skyline Blvd. -- please note that Alpine Road CANNOT be taken from I-280; take Hwy 84 (Woodside Rd.) or Page Mill Rd if coming from the Peninsula; take Hwy 9 from the south. Entrance fees will be waived for registered participants. For a map with driving directions, see the MapQuest map of the area.

Saturday, November 18, 2000 - Slate Creek Trail
In case of rain, this event will be rescheduled for Saturday, Dec. 2
Activities: Puncheon construction, clearing brush, reworking trail tread, installing drain dips

      Information on selected past projects available from the Project Information index.
     See our Calendar & Activity Guide for additional volunteer opportunities.


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