2024 Kootenai Point

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Kootenai Point

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In the Selkirk Mountains above Bonners Ferry, ITA, along with the Forest Service, will spend a weekend working on a new hiking and mountain biking trail under construction. Starting near the upper trailhead off Snow Creek Road, volunteers will help polish up a recently built trail, establish new tread, and brush and clear the trail corridor. Once complete, this trail will go from Kootenai Wildlife to switchback up to Kootenai Ridge and along to Cooks Peak.

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: Kootenai Point Trail

Itinerary: This is a weekend project. The crew leader will specify the meeting time & place in their pre-trip emails. Meet Saturday morning for a day of trail work, then camping nearby. Finish Sunday afternoon.

Food Provided by ITA: No

Crew Leader: Howard Shay

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 30 minutes from Bonners Ferry

Refundable deposit: $25

Why do I need to pay a deposit? We’ve had trouble with people backing out of trips at the last minute which can really affect the productivity of the overall project. By charging a refundable fee, volunteers are less likely to cancel their reservation. Refunds will not be given to volunteers that do not show up or cancel their reservation. Exceptions will be made for medical reasons or unforeseen circumstances. Volunteers can choose to donate the deposit to ITA. All donations are tax-deductible and will go towards maintaining trails throughout Idaho. If you require assistance in paying for this fee, please contact us at trails@idahotrailsassociation.org and we will waive the cost.

Difficulty Rating

Hike: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous- Depending on work area. Exact location TBD, project will be scouted when the road is open this spring. Volunteers may hike several miles to the project location carrying day packs and tools.

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous- Variety of project work could have volunteers digging, swinging tools, with the potential for some heavy lifting. Volunteers can pick trail duties based on comfort and ability level and are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Volunteer Spots Available: 2 of 12
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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