The missing link of the Middle Fork Trail is about to be completed! Last spring volunteers from DOD, Transcascadia, GOATS and ATCA built a reroute around the Coal Creek crossing on the MFT as part of a floodplain restoration project. Now construction of the rest of the trail going over Coal Butte has begun. Total length of the trail will be increased to around 32 miles!

Here is an update from the Willamette Watershed Council:

We are so excited to announce that we received a grant from Travel Oregon to complete construction of the new Coal Creek section of the #middleforktrail!

With our partners at the U.S. Forest Service – Willamette National Forest Middle Fork Ranger District, we restored the Coal Creek floodplain this summer and are now moving the Middle Fork Trail out of the floodplain and adding distance to it. Our great contractors at Dirt Mechanics started work last week on the exciting new section. Stay tuned for updates!

This trail project is also possible thanks to generous funding from National Forest FoundationU.S. Forest Service and OWEB.

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