Next Trail Project

Next Trail Project

You can help us keep trails open for stock use and fulfill our mission...

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Smokey Bottom Trail (formerly West Lake Mills Trail), ONP: Friday - Sunday, March 22 - 24, 2024

This is a multi-day trip.  (Could be 3).  We can camp in the old parking lot / boat launch, for easy access. This location is right near the former dam site and the trail goes south along the Elwha River.  We'll use a SAR litter to get our heavy tools to the job site, since our hike in (7 miles) is on the Olympic Hot Springs road and bypass. 
Work: logout / power brushing / tread / drainage.
You will need to have new (2024) ONP papers on file before this crew.

Tap here to sign up and to contact trail crew leader.

 Thursday, February 29, 2024, Thursday Crew on the ODT/OAT Olympic Adventure Trail

Every week on Thursdays, the County (Clallam) maintains the ODT (Olympic Discovery Trail).  You can get involved and help Peninsula Chapter contribute volunteer hours.  Sign up with Bill Mueller as a BCHW volunteer.  Here are steps:

First:  Contact Clallam County Human Resources, phone # 360-417-2429, to get info about the trail crew and be vetted for county volunteer work.

Once vetted, contact Jeff Ralston at and ask to be put on the email list for the Thursday crew.

Every Thursday, the crew meets before 9:00 AM at the county road department facility on Lauridsen Blvd. across the street from the county transportation (bus) complex.

The crew then gathers for tools, lunches, and carpool transportation, leaving at 9:00 sharp for travel to the work site.

The contact at the road department site is Jeff Ralston, the trail crew supervisor.  Bill Mueller (BCHW liaison) is usually always there also to have you sign a BCHW work sheet as well as the county work sheet.

Your needs: backpack, work clothes, rain gear, gloves, other personal protective equipment (PPE), work boots.  Hard hat required; county can supply one.

That's about it.  Head out and go to work.

Contact Peninsula Chapter's Bill Mueller here for more information.