2024 Settlers Cedar Grove

Volunteer Trail Work Project

2024 Settlers Cedar Grove

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In this incredible area of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest is the Settlers Grove of Ancient Cedars. ITA will be working on the Settler’s Grove Interpretive Trail, which follows the west fork of Eagle Creek, crossing over foot bridges through ancient cedars, some estimated at over 600 years old. We will be car camping amongst these giants for a three-day project working on maintaining this popular and unique trail.

A fire in 2015 means smaller trees will fall on the trail each year, and there are reports of thicker brush that will need clearing further down the trail.

More info and pictures available in this article from Onlyinyourstate.com and 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: Settler’s Grove Interpretive Trail #162

Itinerary: This is a three-day project. The crew leader will specify the meeting time & place in their pre-trip emails. Meet Friday morning (welcome to camp starting Thursday!) Return to camp after each workday. Sunday, wrap up by lunch and head home.

Food Provided by ITA: No

Crew Leader: Jim Manning

Estimated Drive Time from Closest Town: 1.5 hours from Coeur d’Alene

Trail Map: Click for trail map and elevation profile

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: 2/5 Moderate- The entire trail is five miles long, with very little elevation gain in the first half for an exceptionally pleasant hike. After about 2.5 miles, the trail begins to climb up towards Bloom Peak with a steeper incline. Carrying day packs and tools, the distance we hike will be determined by the work to be done. See the linked map for the elevation profile.

Project Work: 3/5 Moderately Strenuous- Brushing and saw work, digging, and swinging tools to clear any logs out of the trail. Carrying tools and day packs short distances. Volunteers are encouraged to work at their own pace.

Volunteer Spots Available: 6 of 12
If there are no volunteer spots available, click “Sign Up” to get on our waitlist for this project!

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