BEND, OR -- The Bureau of Land Management is working to create a new trail system in the Historic Tumalo Canal area, west of Eagle Crest. Lisa Clark with the Prineville BLM office tells KBND the new trailhead will include a two parking areas, with room for horse trailers, and road improvements. "We’ve been doing a lot of work in the Cline Buttes Recreational area in the past several years. A lot of people helped us construct our Maston Trailhead. We’re mostly done with that area and we’re now moving on into the Tumalo Canal area and hoping to provide a few more trail opportunities for people looking to recreate right between Bend and Redmond."
The BLM is asking for volunteers Friday and Saturday. "We’ve already started with new parking areas, a new restroom and we’re going to be looking to our volunteers to help us build some juniper rail fence, bring in some rock to help define the edge of that parking area, and install some signs," Clark says.
Volunteers are asked to bring gloves, water and their own lunch. work will be done between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., each day. The new trailhead is located just off Barr Road, about a mile and a half from Cline Falls Road.