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. The Blues Crew completed two work parties here in 2018. The upper trail at 1 ½ miles will require future investigation and planning for appropriate repair.
Trails: West Tiger Creek Trail-USFS #3229
What to Expect
We'll have fun, work hard and make a difference! No experience is necessary.
Special Consideration: This trail crosses West Tiger Creek 5 times over the 1 ½ miles we will cover. Water level can be 8-10 inches deep and 8-12’ wide. We will mitigate the crossings with rock platforms and guide rope. That said, plan accordingly the shoes/boots you bring. We hope to identify a strategy to build log crossings.
Exertion Level: Low to moderate, mostly a flat trail that follows the creek.
For morning information about the trail visit the Hiking Project page.
7:45am – Meet at Umatilla National Forest office on Rose Street for a general orientation and safety briefing. Sign in and complete paperwork.
8:00am – Depart to trailhead. We will carpool. The USFS vehicle can carry four.
8:45am – Arrive trailhead. The day’s work will be summarized.
2:30pm – Gather at trailhead. Refreshments will be shared and day’s efforts reviewed.
3:30p - return to Walla Walla
4pm – Arrive Umatilla National Forest office.
Get ready for a great day outside!
Blues Crew Lead Greg Brown, Eileen Settle and Nathan Viavant
Forest Service Kiyo Fujishin
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
Eye protection recommended (glasses, sunglasses or safety glasses)
Ticks can be present: DEET for self, permethrin for clothes
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
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
First aid kit
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-525-3136
West Tiger Creek