Binns Hill Staging Area Work Pary April 29th at 9 am

Project Overview:

Sections of trail 160 north of Binns Hill Staging Area were damaged by a timber sale during fall 2016. That section of 160 junctions with Dirt Surfer and it has recently been roughed-in with an excavator. The reconstructed section of 160 and the bottom of Dirt Surfer both need repair and maintenance to get them in shape for the upcoming season.

Work Day Objective:

Buff-out the trail tread on the recently reconstructed section of 160. The new trail tread will also be compacted with the County’s plate compactor. Volunteers will also do some repair and fine tuning work on the lower section of Dirt Surfer.


Saturday April 29th, 2017.


Start time is 9:00am. The fun will end at approximately 1:00pm but the opportunity is there to work longer if wanted or to recreate on the trails.

Place to Meet:

Meet at Binns Hill Staging Area. See driving directions below. The work party leader will take everyone to the work location.

Late Comers:

If late; drive past the Binns Hill Staging Area, take the first right hand turn onto Riordan Hill Road, immediately bear left onto the Maple Road and go approximately 1/8 to ¼ mile to where 160 crosses the 1000 Road. The work will take place on the trails to the left (west) of the road.

Work Party Leader:

Jordan Rhinevault (Hood River County OHV staff) will lead the work party. Feel free to contact Jordan at (971)340-5596 if you have any questions.


Hand tools (loppers, rakes, shovels, Pulaskis, McLeods, hoes, etc.) will be provided but feel free to bring tools of your own.


Coffee J, water, work clothes, gloves, sturdy boots, safety glasses, hat, water, lunch/snacks, sunscreen, rain gear (lots of rain lately), etc! Be prepared for some hard work, some easy work, and lots of fun!

Volunteer Hours:

Your volunteer hours will be documented to help satisfy requirements for the County’s current Oregon Parks and Recreation Department ATV Operations and Maintenance grant. This will be a big help for Hood River County’s Trail Program and will make our trails safer and more fun to use!

Binns Hill Staging Area: (motorized)

1) From I-84 eastbound take Exit 62. Turn right onto Cascade Avenue. Travel approximately 300 feet and make a right turn onto Mt. Adams Avenue (Mt. Adams Avenue turns into Wine Country Avenue which turns into Country Club Road). Drive for ~6.1 miles. Drive through the intersection and make a slight right turn onto Binns Hill Road and drive for ~2.5 miles until the road turns into gravel. Travel for ~0.5 miles to the staging area.

2) From I-84 westbound take Exit 62 and turn left onto Cascade Avenue. Follow the remainder of the directions above. This staging area has two entrances on the right hand (north) side of the road, offers improved parking facilities, and is located on Hood River County Forestry Department property. The staging area is day use only, is rocked, has a loading/unloading ramp, has a vault toilet, a couple of picnic tables, and is big enough to accommodate equestrian trailers.


Henry Buckalew

Trails Program Coordinator/Forest Technician II

Hood River County Forestry Department

office: (541)387-7089

cell: (541)387-4295