The Trail Conference welcomes the Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Class of 2018 to our 174-mile section of the A.T.
We celebrate and share your inspiring, enduring love of the outdoors.
July 20-22, everyone with a passion for the Appalachian Trail is invited to visit our Conservation Corps crew working on the reroute of the A.T. on Bear Mountain. This is the biggest, most ambitious rehabilitation project to take place on the Appalachian Trail, and we need your help finishing the job! Stop by for a few hours— or the whole weekend!—to learn about trail building and help us turn the oldest, most-used section of the A.T. into a modern, sustainable trail.
In exchange for your hard work, everyone who volunteers on the Bear Mountain project July 20-22 is welcome at the Welch Trail Education Center in Harriman State Park, not far from the Trail itself, for a campout. Thru-hikers are encouraged to take a zero day and get a good night’s rest in our bunk house or pitch your tent lakeside. Grab a hot shower, and join us for a free barbeque each night!
Throughout the weekend, shuttles will run from the A.T. Bear Mountain summit at Perkins Memorial Tower to Welch Trail Education Center.
Trail Conference volunteers built the first section of the Appalachian Trail through Harriman-Bear Mountain state parks in New York in 1923. Be a part of the Trail's legacy. Meet us on the trail and help complete the final stretch of this historic trail reroute.
Work trips are led by Trail Conference's on-staff field managers and Conservation Corps members. The Bear Mountain Trail Crew will teach you everything you need to know to have a fun, safe day trail building.
To learn more about this crew, please explore the Bear Mountain Trail Crew page.
Stony Point, NY 10980
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