Northeastern Catskills Trail Crew

The Catskills' Northeastern Trail Crew is dedicated to helping maintain Trail Conference trails in the Northeastern Catskill Mountain Region, specifically the trails near the northeastern escarpment from the North & South Lake area northward to Windham and including the Black Dome Range Trail.  The crew's work includes clearing back brush and weeds, properly marking trails, removing blowdowns and helping to maintain previously built trail structures (and in some places build) such as waterbars.  The Crew exists to support our individual trail maintainer volunteers who have adopted sections of trail throughout the region and support the maintenance efforts of our member clubs.

The crew will be hiking and maintaining trails throughout the maintenance season (May through October) and volunteers on the crew do not have to become members of the Trail Conference to participate in these projects, however membership is encouraged so that you can enjoy benefits such as discounts on Trail Conference publications and with our retail partners, our Trail Walker newsletter and support for all of our programs.

For every crew outing, make sure you bring your lunch, plenty of water, gloves and sturdy workshoes, and be prepared to get dirty. All tools, materials and training will be provided. Beginners are welcome on all work trips.

Cal Johnson ([email protected]) is the Crew Chief and Leader of the Northern Escarpment Trail Crew.  Cal is a long time volunteer with the Trail Conference in the Catskills, maintaining trails, supervising trail maintainers and taking part in trail crews.  He has extensive experience with hiking and exploring the trails and routes of the Northeastern Catskills.  Northeastern Escarpment Trail Crew trips are listed in our Trail Crew Calendar.  If you'd like to be on an email notification list for the Northern Escarpment Trail Crew work dates, please send an email to [email protected] with your name, address and phone number and we will makes you are notified of future work dates.