6/14 – 6/16 Weitas Creek Volunteer Weekend Hike Bunking in the Guard Station & Identifying Weeds with the Great Burn Conservation Alliance


  • Register: GBCA Event Page
  • Date: Friday, June 14th - Sunday, June 16th
  • Meet Up: Optional campout at Weitas Campground on 6/13
  • Trailhead: South side of Weitas Creek Campground
  • Contact: Todd Holcomb
    • Phone: 208-704-9739
    • Email: todd@clearwatertrekking.com
  • Photo by: Evans Outdoor Adventures


This Father's Day Weekend, The Clearwater Trekkers are teaming up with the Great Burn Conservation Alliance to provide some weed identification around the Weitas Creek Guard Station in the North Fork area of the Clearwater National Forest.

The plan is to hike in the 8 miles to the guard station on Friday, June 14th. We get to bunk at the guard station, with permission from the Forest Service, for two nights! (Tent camping is also available.) On Saturday, we'll help the Great Burn Conservation Alliance identify weeds for the Forest Service and do a little exploring around the area.

We are registering for this trip through the Great Burn Conservation Alliance event page, and they will be providing dinner on Friday night the 14th and breakfast on Saturday morning the 15th. So we pack the right amount of food, please register for this trip. GBCA trips are free, but they normally require a 100% refundable deposit of $50 to secure a trip spot. Since we are coming in as a group, The Clearwater Trekkers have been given a code to bypass this deposit. Simply enter TREKKER2024 when you register to waive the deposit. Feel free to reach out if you have any questions.

There will be an optional campout at Weitas Creek Campground on Thursday, June 13th for anyone who wants to get to the trailhead the night before. (I'm determined to actually do this one day!) Also, if you can't make it in on Friday but want to join us on Saturday, please do! Same thing if you need to head out Saturday instead of Sunday.

Looking for even more? The Weitas Creek Trail #20 continues on past the Guard Station for another 21 miles or so to 12-Mile Saddle, which sits below Indian Grave Peak a little ways north of the Lochsa River. That sounds like quite the jaunt.

Our featured photo is shared with permission from fellow Trekker, Lusha Evans of Evans Outdoor Adventures. Lusha and her husband, Jason, hike Weitas Creek Trail back in 2016 and wrote a great blog post about it. You can check it out here: Evan's Outdoor Adventures Weitas Creek Backpack, 2016. Also, here's our trail on Gaia Maps to help you plan: