Trail Layout and Design Workshop

Want to learn why we place trails where they are? Join Trail Program Manager Peter Dolan and Volunteer Leader Gary Haugland to learn about trail layout and design!

In this workshop, attendees of all experience levels will get a hands-on opportunity to learn the skills needed to lay out and design a new trail project.  We'll discuss how to successfully route a trail, practice clinometer use, learn how to pin and flag projects, and get familiar with GPS data collection on the Avenza app to guide future volunteer work and trail construction. By the end of the day, we hope to have a brand-new proposed trail route for future construction.

Please register to attend this event and we will send meet up details in the confirmation email.

Please come prepared with:

  • Mask
  • Plenty of water
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Long pants
  • Sturdy, closed-toe shoes

Please also read our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to practice them at the workshop. 


Required forms
For volunteers under age 18, please submit a completed Guardian Consent form to [email protected] prior to the volunteer day. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.


June 12th, 2021 from 10:00 AM to  2:00 PM
Cranberry Mountain Wildlife Management Area
Patterson, NY
United States
Additional workshop information
Level Beginner
Coordinator Peter Dolan
Instructor Gary Haugland
For more information, contact... [email protected]