2024 Gibson Jack

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Gibson Jack

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Join us for a National Public Lands Day volunteer trail work project on the North Fork Gibson Trail. We’ll be working on improving drainage, tread, and brushing. We’ll also work to fill in bridge approaches to help keep them from eroding into the creek.

One of the most popular trails in the Westside Ranger District, this lush riparian trail follows the creek up toward Elk Meadows. If folks are up to it, we may hike the loop back to cars, stopping at Gibson Mountain to take in the views.

More info can be found on All Trails.

Project information is subject to change. Crew leaders will communicate via email. Failure to respond to your crew leader may result in being dropped from the project. See our FAQs, reach out to your crew leader, or contact ITA staff at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org if you have questions.

Trails: North Fork Gibson Jack – John #014

Itinerary: For this one-day project, the crew leader will specify the meeting time & place in their pre-trip emails.

Food Provided by ITA: No

Crew Leader: Bill Skerjanc

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 20 minutes from Pocatello

Trail Map:  Click for trail map and elevation profile

Difficulty Rating

Hike: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous- About three miles from the trailhead to the connecting trail, uphill climb with 1,500 feet elevation gain. Carrying day packs and tools. See the linked map for the elevation profile.

Project Work: 2/5 Moderate- We’ll improve drainage and trim back brush on the trail. Digging, swinging tools, bending, and kneeling for saw work. Some digging and wheelbarrow work is required to complete the bridge approach fill.

Volunteer Spots Available: 8 of 15
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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