Trail Crews in the Catskill Mountains
The Trail Conference's Catskill Mountain Region Trail Crews are made up of volunteers dedicated to the construction and rehabilitation of trails in the Catskill region. Volunteers on crews 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 your 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.
Please phone/email the leaders for meeting location and driving directions. There is usually a walk to the work site, so please be there on time (call the leaders' cell phone if you are coming to an event and are running late). Rain cancels - if in doubt, call the leaders between 7:00 and 8:00 that morning.
Signing Up for a Trail Crew outing: Email or phone leaders if you are interested in attending any work trip so we know how many tools to bring. Directions and meeting place will be given by the leader at that time.
Our Trail Crews
In addition to general Trail Crew outings on trails throughout the Catskill Mountain Region to do trail repair and building, we have two additional Trail Crews, one working on a specific project and another providing general trail maintenance support on the over 200 miles of trails that we maintain in the Catskill Mountain Region.
- The Roving Trail Maintenance Trail Crew: Our Roving Trail Maintenance Crew hikes and maintains the many miles of trails that we maintain in the Catskill Mountains. This crew completes general trail maintenance (clearing, blowdown removal, waterbar cleaning, etc) to support our individual trail maintainers.
- The Willowemoc Trail Crew is dedicated to helping maintain Trail Conference trails in the Southwestern Catskill Mountain Region, specifically the trails within the Willowemoc Wild Forest. 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.
- Lean-to Repair and Construction Crews. For more information on our Lean-to crews and work dates, please visit our Catskills Lean-to Crew page.
Join our mailing list
We maintain an email mailing list of people who are interested in volunteering and supporting our work in the Catskill Mountains. Those mailings include notifications about upcoming Trail Crew work. If you would like to join the mailing list, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include subscribe catskills as your subject line. The body of the email should include your name, address and phone number.
Trail Crew Calendar
All Trail Crew outings for all of the trails in the Catskill Mountains and the rst of the regions where the Trail Conference works are shown in the Trail Crew Calendar, which includes all of the latest work that is scheduled in the Catskill Mountains.
Catskills Trail Crew News
Construction of the Long Path over Romer, Pleasant and Cross Mountains between Phoenicia and the Burroughs Range Trail: This crew has been working since the Spring of 2012 building a new section of the Long Path. Crews are on the mountains almost every weekend and new volunteers are always welcome to join.