Trailsmen have been responsible for a variety of projects throughout it's 40 years.

Trail Maintenance Program

"Back in the day", trail work was done by hand. Shovels, grub hoes, chain saws and 5 gallon buckets for gravel hauling were the tools of the trade. Today, the club owns a mini excavator, which is used to cut in trails and move logs from the trail route. Chain saws are still used to clear debris and rough cut prior to moving in the excavator. The club also uses three Yamaha Grizzly quads, outfitted with dumping rock boxes, to haul gravel into the trail for water bar and trail compaction. The quads have also been used to haul bridge construction materials to site. The equipment is back saving and allows the club to maintain and construct more miles of trail each year.

 

The club is active in the Oregon Dept of Forestry's "Adopt a trail program". The club currently sponsors 2 trails and takes care of all construction and maintenance on them.

 

1) "Gummy Worm" trail, includes 2 sections built by the club during 2010. A third section is on hold, until the "ODF" recreation department clears it with upper management.

 

2) The new "Elmer's Trail" was completed in 2013. It runs approximately 1 1/2 miles and includes a 25 foot bridge crossing. Funding for the bridge project was generously donated by Yamaha Corporation.

 

In addition to trail maintenance within the Tillamook State Forest, the club participates in the Oregon Department of Transportations "Adopt a Hwy" Program. Up to three times each year, two miles of Highway is cleared of trash by club members near the entrance of the Tillamook State Forest.

 

If you would like to help, or have any related questions, please contact:  trailmaintenance@trailsmen.org

New "Elmer's Trail" project

This Yamaha backed project new "Elmer's Trail" will span several miles throughout the natural terrain and hills of the Tillamook Forest. Entirely new, this trail will replace the current/old "Elmer's Trail". After many years of use, it has been decided to change the current trail exclusively to a 4X4 only trail. This project will be completed in two phases. Phase one is a mile and a half long and will end with a newly constructed bridge. Phase two will continue much further until connecting with the current  "Juli's" trail. We will post updates on this project as we progress.

 

Below are dates currently scheduled for new" Elmers Trail" Maintenance. If you are interested in becoming a part of this project please join us. Thank you.

 

                                               2015 work party

 

 

 

Aug 15, Saturday:

Trail Maintance to be announced -Meeting at Log Cabin 7:30am on Hwy 6  

Oct 17, Saturday:

Trail Maintance to be announced -Meeting at Log Cabin 7:30am on Hwy 6  

Nov 21, Saturday:

Trail Maintance to be announced -Meeting at Log Cabin 7:30am on Hwy 6  

Dec 19, Saturday:

Trail Maintance to be announced -Meeting at Log Cabin 7:30am on Hwy 6