City of Yachats Trails Committee and Siuslaw National Forest
Team up to Celebrate National Trails Day
Yachats – National Trails Day®, originated by the American Hiking Society, is a nationwide celebration of America’s outstanding trail system that occurs annually on the first Saturday in June. It features a series of outdoor activities throughout the country designed to promote and celebrate the importance of trails.
Locally, on June 2, the City of Yachats Trails Committee and Siuslaw National Forest will celebrate by partnering on a trail stewardship event: Rehabilitating the St. Perpetua Trail. All local residents, visitors and trail enthusiasts are encouraged to join in.
Volunteers should plan to arrive at 9:00 a.m. at the Cape Perpetua Visitor Center (2400 Highway 101 – about 2 miles south of Yachats.) for welcoming and instructions. The project will primarily focus on root removal and cut/fill work along the St. Perpetua trail with small work groups assigned to various areas of need. Tools will be provided as will water, snacks and parking passes. Participants should dress in layers as this popular trail runs from the coastal forest floor to the top of the cape with its open ocean views. For questions, contact Joanne Kittel at email@example.com or 541.961.8374.
At 12:00 p.m. the event will adjourn but participants are welcome to attend a potluck meal at the home of Joanne Kittel, the Yachats Trails Committee’s Trails Development Leader. Due to limited parking and accessibility, carpooling and rides will be available from the Visitor Center to the Kittel home. Plan to bring a side dish or dessert and RSVP to Joanne Kittel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 541.961.8374.
For more information on Yachats Trails Committee activities throughout the year, visit www.yachatstrails.org.