Trail structures are built to make a trail safer, more sustainable, and more enjoyable. Types of stone trail structures include stairs, walls, stepping stones, culverts, etc. Trail structures may be built with materials on site or imported, but many of the stone structures you see on trails in this area are built from native stone found on site.
In this workshop we will focus on building stone retaining walls. This course helps you gain or brush up on the skills to build safe, long-lasting stone trail structures that fit into their surroundings and provide a positive user experience. You will also learn why and where structures are applicable.
Know Before You Go
- Please wear long pants, sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots and bring plenty of water, snacks, and a lunch.
- Please read over our COVID-19 Protocols and be prepared to follow them on the trail.
- All volunteers must fill out the online OPRHP Volunteer Form and select "Hudson Highlands State Park Preserve" before the work trip.
- For volunteers under age 18, please submit a Guardian Consent form to [email protected] prior to the volunteer day or bring the paper form the day of. A parent or guardian must be present for the volunteer day.
Beacon, NY 12508