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Blues Crew Work Party: West Tiger Creek Trail-USFS #3229

  • Walla Walla Ranger District 1415 West Rose Street Walla Walla, WA, 99362 United States (map)


This is a trail that was once part of a larger network of trails in Tiger Canyon.  It is only 15 miles from Walla Walla.  It can be a great short hike along the creek.  There has been very little trail work done recently.  The work party will focus on brush and log clearing, garbage removal and trail slope improvement.  The upper trail at 1 ½ miles will require future investigation and planning for appropriate repair.

What to Expect

We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.

Hiking Information

Low to moderate, mostly a flat trail that follows the creek. 

This trail crosses West Tiger Creek 5 times over the 1 ½ miles we will cover.  Water level likely to be no more than 6-8 inches deep and the crossings are otherwise easy.  That said, plan accordingly the shoes/boots you bring.  We will be working to mitigate the crossings where possible.


  • 7:45 AM: Meet at Umatilla National Forest office on Rose Street for a general orientation and safety briefing.  Sign in and complete paperwork.
  • 8:00 AM: Depart for trailhead by carpool. The USFS vehicle can carry four volunteers.
  • 8:45 AM: Arrive trailhead. The day’s work will be summarized.
  • 12:00 PM: Lunch on the trail
  • 2:30 PM: Gather at the trailhead. Refreshments will be shared and day’s efforts reviewed. 
  • 3:30 PM: Return to Walla Walla. 
  • 4:00 PM: Arrive Umatilla National Forest Office. Sign out. 

For safety reasons, arriving late or leaving early is not allowed.

Planning Information

Get ready for a great day outside!

Blues Crew Leads                  Greg Brown

USFS Lead                              Kiyoshi Fujishin, Trail Crew Supervisor

What it Takes to Do This Work Party

  • No experience is necessary—just bring a great attitude for working with a team! USFS provides the training and tools you need
  • Expect to be physically active at your own pace for up to 6 hours on uneven terrain
  • Recommended for ages 10 and older; under 16 must be accompanied by an adult and a parental consent form must be signed for anyone under 18

What to Wear

  • Boots - no sneakers or sandals
  • Long pants 
  • Leather gloves
  • Long-sleeved shirt
  • Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)

A hard hat will be provided by BMLT. For safety reasons, shorts and sneakers are not allowed.

What to Bring

  • Lunch and plenty of water
  • Hand clippers for brushwork
  • Bug dope
  • Sunscreen
  • Rain jacket and pants
  • Extra warm clothing in case of wet or cold weather
  • A pack to carry your personal gear
  • A sense of fun and adventure for learning new skills and meeting great people!

Firearms and weapons are not allowed.

USFS Supplied Gear             

  • Hard hat
  • Tools
  • Safety gear
  • First aid kit

More Information

  • Contact us at or 509-525-3136


Earlier Event: June 3
Nature Journaling
Later Event: June 9
Forest Edibles